Pennsylvania recently legalized online gambling with a new law that also provides for 10 mini-casinos and standalone gaming terminals throughout the state.Read More
PAVGA is making progress – and headlines – and we continue to advocate for the legalization of video gaming terminals in Pennsylvania. Please check back often as we continue to add announcements and news stories to this growing list.
Cash is already rolling into Pennsylvania's coffers as a result of a sprawling, two-day-old gambling expansion law.Read More
Pennsylvania, the nation's second-largest commercial casino state, is taking an even deeper plunge into gambling and will allow people to bet online, in airports and at truck stops.Read More
Gov. Wolf signed Monday most of the bills needed to bring the state’s $32 billion budget into balance, authorizing an expansion of casino gambling and a borrowing plan pushed by lawmakers.Read More
Pennsylvania, the nation’s second-largest commercial casino state, is taking an even deeper plunge into gambling and will allow people to bet online, in airports and at truck stops.Read More
From the Bible to mythology to popular culture, the number 13 has been associated with treachery, betrayal or plain old bad luck.Read More
The Pennsylvania Senate passed a far-reaching gambling expansion bill Wednesday that would legalize Internet games, authorize a new set of casinos across the state, and permit legal games at highway truck stops.Read More
July is usually the busiest time of the year for sales from the to-go cooler at McStew’s Irish Pub in Levittown. In 2016, takeout sales accounted for $81,000 in revenue.
In July 2017, it was $64,000.Read More
As a small-business owner who is very familiar with managing overhead and revenue and paying my bills, the ongoing budget debacle in Harrisburg is difficult to fathom.
It has been roughly two months since lawmakers passed a $32 billion budget for the fiscal year that started July 1. But lawmakers did not pass a single bill to actually pay for that budget.Read More
Gov. Wolf on Tuesday urged House Republicans to take swift action to balance the budget or risk putting Pennsylvania in a “much more dire financial situation” that could include painful spending cuts.Read More
Flanked by fellow tavern owners and state Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-160, of Upper Chichester, Jack’s Tavern owner Jerry McArdle warned that if video gambling isn’t approved in bars only one thing will happen – taxes will increase.Read More
Some bar and tavern owners say they've lost money since Pennsylvania allowed grocery and small convenience stores to sell alcohol, starting last year. Now, those business owners are pushing for Pennsylvania to legalize video gaming terminals (VGTs) in their facilities.Read More
York County bar and tavern owners want video gambling legalized to replace the income they have lost to grocery and convenience stores who now can sell beer-to-go cheaper than they can.Read More
As small business owners, we’ve never looked to Harrisburg or anywhere else for handouts. We took a risk and worked hard to open Stone Grille & Taphouse, and BrewTaGo on our own in York County. We developed a business model that worked. For customers who want a sit-down meal and a drink, the Stone Grille & Taphouse was the ticket.Read More
Elements of a hard-fought compromise package on expanded gambling in Pennsylvania took shape Saturday as lawmakers scrambled to complete a plan to pay for a $32 billion state budget.
Legislative leaders, along with Gov. Tom Wolf, are said to be seeking about $700 million in recurring revenues to close out the budget, and all sides have committed to doing that without an increase in the state's 3.07 percent income tax, or 6 percent sales tax.
Elements of a hard-fought compromise package on expanded gambling in Pennsylvania are starting to take shape as lawmakers struggle to complete a plan to pay for a $32 billion state budget.
Legislative leaders, along with Gov. Tom Wolf, are said to be seeking about $700 million in recurring revenues to close out the budget, and all sides have committed to doing that without an increase in the state income tax.
I am a veteran. I appreciate and rely upon the services offered to me through local veterans organizations, as do hundreds of thousands of veterans across the commonwealth.
As junior vice commander of VFW Post 191 in Canonsburg, I see firsthand how these organizations are struggling to keep their doors open. Despite financial hardships, these organizations remain vibrant partners in the community. They support our Little League teams and community events.
Not a lot got done, publicly, on the new state budget Monday and we think we know why:The intense quest to allow slot-machine style video gaming terminals at Pennsylvania's bars, restaurants and private clubs.Read More
A day after the Pennsylvania House of Representatives sent a gambling expansion bill back to the Senate with a couple of major changes, Rep. George Dunbar expressed confidence that the Senate will make a decision on the bill by June 19.Read More