House Gaming Oversight Committee
A key state lawmaker is calling on the legislature to act on a bill to open up Philadelphia’s second casino license to statewide competition before the state Supreme Court rules on the status of the license. The future of the license became an issue as state budget hearings continued last week.
A state House committee has approved a pair of bills spawned by the rash of cases involving children being left in vehicles while adults gamble.
Pennsylvania lawmakers say they are optimistic that the law governing small games of chance run by non-profit organizations will soon get its first major update in more than two decades.
Chester County Republican Curt Schroder says these ‘cafes,’ that operate under a perceived loophole in the state sweepstakes law, host slot games on a touch screen computer and compete directly with the state’s real casinos.
William Ryan says he and his colleagues know they have work to do. “A realization that we do have to regain the confidence of the people, the confidence of the legislature, the confidence of the governor.”
In response to complaints about a dysfunctional environment at the Gaming Control Board, Republican state lawmakers have launched a whistleblower website for board employees.