OPINION: Pennsylvania skill games should be held to the same standards as casinos

OPINION: Pennsylvania skill games should be held to the same standards as casinos

Article brief provided by PennLive.com
  • Pete Shelly, PennLive.com
March 4, 2024 8:12 PM

As lawmakers consider Gov. Josh Shapiro’s timely proposal to tax and regulate skill games, they would be wise to follow the blueprint of one the nation’s most successful state gaming industries – and they won’t have to travel far to find it.

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Over the last 20 years, Pennsylvania has emerged as a national leader in developing its gaming industry. Starting with the introduction of slot machines at existing racetracks in 2004, the casino industry and the commonwealth have worked together to introduce gaming responsibly in a strategic and measured approach.

Today, the casino industry consists of 17 land-based casinos, and two more casinos are expected to open in the next few years.