|Posted:||February 1, 2017 09:48 AM|
|From:||Representative George Dunbar and Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||IGaming and Omnibus Gaming Changes|
|In the near future, we will be jointly introducing omnibus gaming legislation that will protect consumers, maintain and improve the competitiveness of Pennsylvania’s casino industry and generate needed revenues for the Commonwealth.
As you may recall, the House Gaming Oversight Committee held extensive hearings last session regarding every aspect of Pennsylvania’s gaming industry. These hearings addressed numerous topics such as gaming expansion options, regulatory reform and innovative gaming technologies. From these hearings, House Republicans and Democrats worked in a bipartisan fashion to create legislation that will ensure the integrity and sustainability of our regulated gaming industry and increase needed revenues, while focusing on consumer protections to rein in black market, off-shore gaming operators that prey on problem and compulsive gamblers, and could care less about protecting against underage gambling.
Ultimately, this bipartisan legislation failed to reach the Governor for his signature, and we will be re-introducing legislation similar to what the House passed in October of 2016 (HB 1887).
The bill will specifically provide for the following:
For these reasons, I hope you will join us in cosponsoring this legislation.
Introduced as HB392