|Posted:||February 13, 2015 12:03 PM|
|From:||Representative John D. Payne|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Cosponsorship: Payne - Interactive Gaming|
|In the near future, I plan on introducing legislation that would authorize Interactive Gaming in Pennsylvania. A recent study from the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee found that Internet Gaming is a large new source of revenue from which the Commonwealth could benefit.
Developments in technology and recent legal decisions have created an opportunity to legalize interactive gaming as a means to further enhance and complement the benefits delivered by casino gaming, licensed facilities and the communities in which they operate.I Gaming has already been authorized in nearby states that directly compete with our current licensed casinos. Many Pennsylvania residents participate in illegal and unregulated gaming sites.Establishing a strong regulatory framework under the Gaming Control Board will assist in shutting down these illegal sites and enhance consumer protection for our gaming residents.
Specifically my bill will do the following:
Introduced as HB649