Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Discuss Table Games

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A bill that would add table games to Pennsylvania's slot parlors is being discussed today by the Gaming Oversight Committee in the state's House of Representatives.

It seems as though the bill has little chance of being approved any time soon as lawmakers are mired in discussions on the state gaming board's oversight role and the governor's statements that he would reject table games before the success and impact of slot machines can be assessed.

The bill calls for a $10 million payment to the state for a slot parlor's right to add table games and a half-million dollar annual renewal fee. The games would be taxed at a 28% rate under the proposed law.