Clicky

Pa. State House Candidate Seeks Further Gambling Expansion - PennsylvaniaCasinos.com News : PennsylvaniaCasinos.com News
gavel-
Published on
Update on

It is barely a year since Governor Tom Wolf signed off on the gambling expansion bill that would facilitate a number of gambling-related activities in the Keystone State. Among the things that were effectively legalized when the bill was passed were online casino games as well as online poker. So far, everything is going great with the state’s online gambling plans that just recently took off after a long period of speculation about whether or not the state’s casino operators were interested. Sports betting in the state is also headed in the right direction.

Apparently, this is not enough, a conclusion that was arrived at owing to the quest by a Republican State House candidate to have gambling in the Commonwealth expanded further. Milton Street, who is in the race for the state House of Representatives out of the 181st District, has previously established a platform that was aimed at eliminating the deficit of school districts in the state – this involved the implementation of casino games throughout a variety of public spaces in his district.

The Details

The district that Milton Street is hoping to represent is based in parts of Philadelphia and outlying areas and therefore Philadelphia seems like a great place to start and that is exactly what Mr. Street did. The candidate recently sent a letter that outlined the legislative proposal he hopes to introduce in January 2019 to Jim Kenney, the Philadelphia mayor.

In the letter, Milton Street proposed the installation of bingo machines and video poker in a variety of public areas including bars, airports, beauty shops, hotel lobbies, and barber shops. He also estimated that these machines would bring in closes $360 million every year – after all the expenses, all of the funds would be channeled towards the Philadelphia School District, he elaborated.

According to Street, the money generated from theses bingo and video poker stations would go a long way in eliminating “the projected $700 million deficit in our school budget by the year 2022.” In addition to this, the machines would also do away with the need to increase real estate and beverage taxes in order to fund preschools.

Not Everyone Is Convinced

Mayor Kenney reportedly still has many questions pertaining to Milton Street’s proposal and it was rejected by Scott Wagner, the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

“The candidate may want to check in on what’s going on in Harrisburg. He would learn that the Commonwealth last year approved the placement of video gaming in airports and other facilities, with some of the revenue dedicated to education,” Mike Dunn, Mayor Kenney’s spokesperson said.

This does not seem to be enough to throw Milton off though, but it is certainly too early to tell if it will go through or get rejected by the state house next year. In the meantime, all eyes are on the elections. Will Milton Street win?

Latest Headlines

Rush Street Interactive Partners with Scientific Games for Pa.

Rush Street Interactive which is one of the most accomplished gambling operators in the United States has recently inked a lucrative partnership with global gaming solutions provider Scientific Games. The partnership is primarily geared toward providing top-notch gaming services to the nascent but rapidly growing online gaming market in the Keystone State. That said, customers […]

Penn National Gaming to Furlough 26K Workers and Sell Tropicana

On March 27, renowned gaming operator Penn National Gaming Incorporated announced that it would be implementing additional measures in a bid to mitigate against the impacts of the COVID pandemic. The company’s management stated that the moves were unavoidable particularly because of the uncertainty regarding when things will go back to they were. Therefore, there […]

Pennsylvania’s Online Gambling Revenue to Surge in March

The global gambling industry is one of the sectors that is feeling the pinch due to the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In the Keystone State, things are no different with several retail gambling destinations having closed down temporarily as parts of the efforts to contain the spread of the virus. Even so, online […]

Pennsylvanian Man Wins Massive Jackpot While Self-Isolating

The COVID-19 pandemic is still here with us and most land-based casinos have already shut down their businesses. In Pennsylvania, efforts to contain the spread of the virus have become quite aggressive with calls for the shutdown of most social spaces including the casinos. Now, gamers have had to stay at home and this has […]

Pennsylvania Gambling Regulator Releases February Revenue Figures

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) released the February revenue figures for the state’s gambling industry. Needless to say, the state has one of the most lucrative betting industries in the United States and this has been proven by all the previous revenue reports. According to the state gaming regulator, the existing 12 […]

Similar Stories in Gambling

Pennsylvania Gambling Regulator Releases February Revenue Figures

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) released the February revenue figures for the state’s gambling industry. Needless to say, the state has one of the most lucrative betting industries in the United States and this has been proven by all the previous revenue reports. According to the state gaming regulator, the existing 12 […]

Pennsylvania Casinos Begin Closure Due to Coronavirus

As the recent coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the globe, the United States is beginning to feel the pinch. A number of changes have already been implemented in a bid to deal with the issue. In Pennsylvania, one of the ways that are being used to combat the spread of the virus is the […]

Caesars Finally Launches Online Sportsbook in Pennsylvania

The Keystone State’s blossoming sports betting industry has welcomed yet another operator. After a very long wait, Caesars Entertainment, one of the most popular gaming brands on the planet, will be officially launching an online sportsbook after the soft-launch phase elapses. Caesars Online Sportsbook, the new digital sportsbook, launched its testing phase on March 10. […]

Pennsylvania State Police Seize Dozens of ‘Illegal’ Gambling Machines

Lawmakers in the Keystone State are still in the process of reviewing the legality of “skill games” that have been rapidly spreading across the state. Their spread is so significant that the state lottery has raised concerns citing the fact that these machines are cutting into Pennsylvania’s ability to bring in revenue which is mostly […]