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Pennsylvania Video Gaming Association Aims to Create Vendor-Based Video Gaming Law

The Pennsylvania Video Gaming Association (PAVGA) will advocate for gaming legislation to grow the economy and provide a significant influx of revenue for Pennsylvania.

HARRISBURG—The Pennsylvania Video Gaming Association (PAVGA) has been established for the purpose of legalizing vendor-based video gaming in Pennsylvania. If passed, this legislation will help the growth of small businesses and add critically needed revenue for the Commonwealth.

PAVGA is comprised of primarily small family-owned businesses, many of which are multi-generational, that plan to expand their businesses in the Commonwealth, further providing additional jobs and tax revenue. PAVGA Board members believe 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 bars, VFWs, 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 bars, restaurants, American Legions and VFW’s; 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, revenues to the state are projected to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

The association’s newly-elected president, Richard Teitelbaum, owner of Lendell Vending of Garnet Valley, PA,  states, “Our mission is simple; pass operator-based video gaming legislation to support small business, the local economy and provide meaningful revenue to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” Mr. Teitelbaum continued, “Gaming legislation has been successfully passed in other states, like Illinois, resulting in success for those states’ businesses and budgets.”

The PAVGA is utilizing the lobbying services of Milliron & Goodman Government Relations, LLC (Harrisburg, PA) under the leadership of Andy Goodman. The PAVGA website will be unveiled in the very near future.

PAVGA encourages any individual, business, organization or municipality that supports vendor-based video gaming to help support this important initiative. For a membership application, contact PAVGA headquarters by email at info@pavga.org.

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