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Pennsylvania Quietly Pauses War on Skill Gaming Machines

At the beginning of the year, casino operators in the Keystone State launched an aggressive campaign whose main intention was to prevent further operation of the so-called “skill gaming” machines. Available in a number of convenience stores across the state, these machines have remained very controversial particularly because they are unregulated despite the fact that […]

Pennsylvanian Court Ends Halt to Seizure of ‘Skill Games’ by State Police

Last Tuesday, Commonwealth Court Judge Ellen Ceisler delivered a ruling on a request that was filed by Pace-O-Matic. The company, which is known for designing and assembling gaming machines under the Pennsylvania Skill brand, sought to have an injunction against the seizure of their machines extended. There has been a tug of war between Pace-O-Matic […]

Pennsylvania ‘Skill Games’ Still on the Spotlight

Earlier this month, “game of skill machines” which are classified under the “Pennsylvania Skill” brand were subject to lots of drama. These gaming machines which are very similar to slot machines have been on the receiving end of a number of rather controversial decisions with a number of police raids being organized and court orders […]

Court Rules That POM’s Skill Machines Lack Skill

A little over a week ago, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court delivered a ruling that has been praised for delivering a victory for the state’s residents and a huge blow for illegal gambling operators in the state. In the ruling, the court decreed that the video game machines that are manufactured and distributed by Pace-O-Matic (POM), […]

Parx Casino Overpaid Taxes by $1.1 Million

It is not often that we hear about companies or individuals overpaying taxes. Well, this is exactly what happened with Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment. The gambling operator has been one of the companies that have made sizeable contributions to the Keystone State’s development but, as it turns out, not all of it was intentional. The […]

Federal Court Delivers Decision on the 1961 Wire Act Case

Last Monday, the state of New Hampshire won the legal challenge against the US Department of Justice’s revises opinion of the 1961 Wire Act. Paul Barbadoro, the federal judge who presided over the case, ruled that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting and not all forms of online gambling as stipulated by the […]