Posts Tagged: gambling

Already 137 Municipalities Say No to Casinos

November 28, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

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

“Terrible Fiscal Policy” – Gov. Wolf signs Massive Gambling Bill

October 31, 2017 | 4 comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

How did your State Senator and State Representative vote? See roll call below.

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

PA General Assembly has a gambling problem, Gov. Wolf should veto HB271

October 27, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

Pennsylvania Family Council asks Governor Wolf to veto HB 271, the 939-page harmful bill that passed both chambers in less than 24 hours

HARRISBURG, PA – What began as a six-page bill intended to set up a phone number to … Read more

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