PAVGA

Economic Impact

PAVGA believes video gaming terminals installed in Pennsylvania liquor‐licensed locations will be a viable revenue opportunity for the Commonwealth to balance its budget and help struggling taverns, Veterans clubs, American Legions, American Veteran Associations and amusement operators.

Locally, legalization of vendor-based video gaming will result in increased investment and hiring by vendors and their suppliers; increased investment and hiring by taverns, restaurants, American Legions and Veterans clubs; and increased tax revenue to local municipalities.

From a statewide perspective, legalization of vendor‐based video gaming will add significant dollars to the Commonwealth. Once legalization is fully implemented, VGTs are expected to generate over $1.1 billion in total revenue, which would then mean as much as $400 million to the Commonwealth.

A market study, commissioned by PAVGA, can be viewed by clicking here.

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Where Casinos Pay Local Share

 

Using a proven model

The same operator-based model successfully used in Illinois, when implemented in Pennsylvania, should generate over $1.1 billion in total annual revenue with as much as $400 million going directly to the Commonwealth.

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helping TO GROW LOCAL BUSINESSES

The legalization of VGTs will help more than just the Commonwealth. Restaurants, bars, Veterans Clubs, Fraternal Clubs and various other liquor-licensed locations will gain substantial revenue to help grow their businesses.

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delivering LOCAL SHARE TO ALL 67 COUNTIES

When VGTs are made legal across the entire Commonwealth, every single county will benefit from 4 percent local share. This is in stark contrast to the profit-sharing model of casinos, where only counties with a casino in their border see any local tax revenue from these billion dollar businesses.

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