Parx Casino urges Pennsylvania to stop illegal gambling

Parx Casino has urged law enforcement in Pennsylvania to take action against illegal gambling.

US.- The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court confirmed this week a ruling that establishes that video game machines manufactured and distributed by POM under the name “Pennsylvania Skill” are considered slot machines under state law. Parx Casino urged the state to ramp up its efforts against illegal activity.

POM had argued that the machines were a game of skill and indicated that under Pennsylvania law they’re not slots machines. manufacturing, setting up, selling, leasing or owning slot machines for gambling purposes is illegal under the Pennsylvania Crime Code.

The Commonwealth Court’s clarification is seen as concrete legal justification for law enforcement to confiscate the machines and prosecute those who are responsible.

Parx Casino Group VP/Legal & Chief Counsel Thomas C. Bonner said that with this decision, it urges the Pennsylvania State Police, the Office of Attorney General, police departments and District Attorneys across the state to enforce Pennsylvania law to halt the proliferation of thousands of illegal Pennsylvania Skill slot machines now in convenience stores, bars, restaurants and other establishments in communities across the state.

“We know that illegal slot machines and full-blown illegal casinos are popping up all over Pennsylvania. We know that minors are gambling, and we know that the state Lottery is losing tens of millions of dollars that should be going to our seniors because of these illegal machines. It’s time to confiscate these machines and put these illegal casinos out of business,” Bonner added.

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