Posts Tagged: gambling
By Tom Shaheen
State lawmakers approved “Part 2” of the 2020-2021 state budget in a rare post-election legislative session last week. The $35.5 billion budget includes no new taxes as lawmakers filled budget gaps using the state’s remaining $1.3 billion … Read more
New legislation is working its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would once again expand gambling vices throughout the Commonwealth – and it’s far time that families say enough is enough.
Senate Bill 1256 would allow for over 80,000 … Read more
As of November 27, there are already 137 municipalities that have said no to a casino in their community – exercising the opt out option in the 939-page gambling expansion legislation recently passed within 24 hours by the Pennsylvania General … Read more
It started as a simple bill to create 1-800-GAMBLER as the one number in PA to call for gambling help. It’s now a law adding more casinos … Read more
HARRISBURG, PA – What began as a six-page bill intended to set up a phone number to … Read more
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