Pa. House Committee OKs Amended Internet Gaming Bill
By Alex Wolf (November 19, 2015, 4:38 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee approved a bill Wednesday with bipartisan support that would legalize and regulate Internet gaming in the commonwealth and permit the expansion of slot machines at "non-primary" locations like the state's international airports and off-track betting facilities.
Introduced by Rep. John Payne, R-Dauphin, in February and advertised as a way to help the state overcome a $2 billion budget shortfall and become a top competitor in the gambling industry, House Bill 649 would authorize the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to issue interactive gaming licenses to Pennsylvania casinos.
The legislation — which was amended to add language...
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