Posts Tagged: gambling
In the midst of budget deliberations, some PA lawmakers believe a good solution is our government getting more involved with gambling.
The idea is simple in their mind – just pass HB 649 and each year we can reach inside … Read more
UPDATE: HB 649 will not be voted on this year as part of any state budget deals. Click here to read more about this early Christmas present for Pennsylvania families.
State lawmakers are over five months overdue in passing a … Read more
Ten heads of Pennsylvania casinos are making their interests known to state lawmakers on how to bring in more of other people’s money (since gambling “gains” from someone else’s losses). In a letter to the legislative Community Economic and Recreational … Read more
With the growth of casino gambling in Pennsylvania comes a growth in the number of Pennsylvanians with gambling addiction.
Just look at some of the evidence shown in the new report from WTAE Pittsburgh – “In 2007, 182 gamblers signed … Read more
Thank you to State Rep. Matt Baker, R-Tioga, for sponsoring an amendment to prohibit the use of electronic benefit (EBT) cards at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs.
From the Patriot-News:
When Pennsylvania changed the law last year to allow bars to run small games of chance, the state expected to be deluged with thousands of license applicants.
So far, it’s received six. And two of those … Read more
by Kate Boyle
The term “gambling” still holds a degree of negativity in our culture, mainly because of the addictiveness that goes along with it. Millions of people suffer from gambling addiction across the globe, yet the government continues to … Read more
My good friend, and former Pa State Legislator Jeff Coleman today shared an article on Facebook from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on the damage caused by gambling addiction. When Jeff was in the legislature, he was a strong and strategic … Read more
by Brandon McGinley
(UPDATE: Though this post refers to the current lottery privatization proposal since it is a present and ongoing controversy, the idea of introducing keno as a revenue generator exists outside this proposal as well. Although I obviously … Read more
PFI’s Thomas Shaheen reacts to the proposal of adding keno machines and online lottery sales in Pennsylvania:
“Let’s call this proposal what it is: a new and highly regressive tax. Placing keno machines in liquor-licensed establishments means that we’d potentially … Read more