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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: March 11, 2019 10:53 AM
From: Representative William C. Kortz, II
To: All House members
Subject: Slot Machines in Qualifying Airports
Thousands of passengers walk through Pennsylvania’s international airports every day, many of whom shop and dine while they wait to board their flights. By adding slot machines in a secure area in airports it will add to the entertainment options available to passengers and thus expanding casino customer bases, Pennsylvania would have the tremendous opportunity of both increasing tax revenue and creating jobs in our communities.

As the second-largest commercial casino state in the nation, we are perfectly poised to introduce slot machines into our airports. My legislation would give existing licensed casinos the opportunity to form an airport slot machine placement agreement to place up to 125 slot machines in first class county, 100 in second class county, and 25 in other qualifying international airports. Airport slot machines would be placed in secure areas of the terminal and would be accessible only to passengers 21 years of age or older who have cleared security check points with a valid airline boarding pass.

Please join me in supporting increased economic opportunity in our state’s communities by supporting this legislation.

Introduced as HB1023