Posts Tagged: gambling

Don’t Try Fooling PA Taxpayers with Online Gambling Tricks

December 15, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: ,

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

Your Voice Needed: State Representatives Plan Sunday Vote on Disastrous Bill

December 12, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

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

Pa Casinos Want More Alcohol & Less $$$ Helping Pennsylvania

March 18, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , , ,

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

High Costs of Gambling Expansion

March 5, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

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

No taxpayer dollars for strippers or gambling

June 4, 2014 | 2 comments | Posted in Children, Family, Gambling, Politics | Tags: , , ,

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.

The amendment was to HB 907, a bill prohibiting the EBT … Read more

Expanded Gambling Does Not Pay Off for State

February 20, 2014 | No comments | Posted in Gambling, Politics | Tags: , , ,

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

Government’s Gambling Addiction

February 19, 2014 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , , ,

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

Gambling Addiction: Coming Home to Roost

February 26, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, Gambling, Health, Life, marriage, Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,

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

Keno: Gambling’s Ugly Underbelly UPDATED

January 16, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Gambling, Politics | Tags: , , ,

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

Keno expansion is a mistake for Pennsylvania

November 26, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Family, Politics | Tags: , , , ,

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