Bills to expand gambling stall in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s House of Representative defeated two proposals that would have expanded gambling in the state.

US.- Legislation that would expand casino-style gambling to airports, bars, off-track betting parlours and casino-run websites stalled in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives.

Both bills would have made Pennsylvania the fourth state to allow online casino-style gambling, whilst allowing Pennsylvania’s licensed casinos to station slot machines at six international airports and off-track betting parlours.

Legislators at the House decided to resolve the state government budget deficit without raising taxes, killing this way both proposals.

The proposed legislation would have devoted slightly more than US$300 million to public school employee pension obligations, although there was no guarantee that its provisions would actually deliver that amount of money.