HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — State lawmakers today held a hearing on the idea of allowing slots gambling at Pennsylvania’s six international airports.
As Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor and Republican-controlled legislature remain at odds over tax hikes to raise new revenue, the House Gaming Oversight Committee Monday held a hearing on adding slots play in the state’s international airports.
Republican John Payne, the committee chairman says, “For me, the interesting thing about slots at the airport [is] it’s on the secured side. So you can’t just drive there and play. I mean, you’re going to have to buy a ticket, go through security, go to the terminal. I’m thinking that’s a positive.”
Payne’s committee, meanwhile, has scheduled a hearing next month on legislation dealing with fantasy sports betting sites.
Payne says he does not want to shut down the sites, such as DraftKings and FanDuel, but given news reports about insider betting, he wants to make sure they are fair and honest to Pennsylvania players.