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.
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.
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.
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.