Will Pennsylvania legalize online gambling?

Will Pennsylvania legalize online gambling?


LEADER.
NOW COVERAGE YOU CAN COUNT ON
CONTINUES.
THIS IS WGAL NEWS 8 AT 5:30.
KIM: LEGAL GAMBLING COULD BE
COMING TO YOUR COMPUTER OR
SMARTPHONE, AND YOU MIGHT BE
SURPRISED WITH HOW IT GETS
THERE.
I’M JANELLE STELSON.
THE IDEA
OF MAKING MONEY BY
GAMBLING FROM YOUR COUCH HAS
THOSE THINKING IT COULD RIDE THE
COATTAILS OF A NEW STATE BUDGET
DEAL.
HOUSE REPUBLICAN JOHN PAYNE OF
DAUPHIN COUNTY IS SPONSORING THE
BILL THAT WOULD MAKE
PENNSYLVANIA THE FOURTH STATE TO
LEGALIZE INTERNET GAMING.
HE SAYS IT’S A SAFER AND LEGAL
ALTERNATIVE TO POPULAR OFFSHORE
GAMBLING WEBSITES.
WHERE’S THE MONEY GOING WHEN
YOU LOSE?
JANELLE: HE SAYS IT’S MILLIONS
THAT SHOULD BE GOING INTO THE
STATE’S POCKETS.
PENNSYLVANIA COULD MAKE $40
MILLION
ANNUALLY THROUGH
LICENSES AND TAXES.
TOP REPUBLICANS IN MEETINGS WITH
GOVERNOR TOM WOLF HAVE SPOKEN TO
THE CONGRESSMAN ABOUT HIS PLAN
BECOMING A BARGAINING CHIP.
I STILL FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE
THAT SOME FORMS OF GAMING WILL
BE PART OF THE FINAL BUDGET
PACKAGE.

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