Tag Archives: video gaming terminals
- Illinois video gambling business sets new highs
September 14, 2017
The state of Illinois continues to enjoy a robust video gambling business five years after legislators approved the legalization of gaming terminals. Data from the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shows that Illinois pocketed $300.5 million in tax revenues from 26,873 machines for the 12-month period ending June...
- Cash-strapped Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion plans still unclear
July 10, 2017
Pennsylvania legislators are in deadlocked over plans to legalize video gaming terminals in a bid to break the nine-day-old budget stalemate. Pennlive.com reported that the House and Senate are divided over plans to legalize slot-style video gaming terminals (VGT) at thousands of bars, restaurants and private clubs across the state...
- Pennsylvania pols play VGT chicken with online gambling bill
June 8, 2017
Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion push geared up for a legislative showdown on Wednesday after the state House of Representatives sent its own plan to the Senate for further revision. On Wednesday, the House Rules Committee approved an amended version of HB 271, which the state Senate approved last week. The House...
- Las Vegas Sands launch $1m anti-VGT campaign in Pennsylvania
June 6, 2017
Casino operator Las Vegas Sands has mounted a public relations campaign against a proposal to allow video gaming terminals (VGT) in Pennsylvania bars and clubs. The Allentown Morning Call reported that Sands has allocated over $1m to fund an astroturf group it’s calling Pennsylvanians For Responsible Government (PFRG) to fight...
- Indiana casinos blame VGTs for poor April revenues
May 16, 2017
The numbers are down for most Indiana casinos in April and operators have one culprit in mind for the lackluster month: video gaming terminals (VGTs). The Chicago Tribune reported that Northwest Indiana casino revenues sank by 6.9 percent to $80.79 million in April from $86.3 million they raked in during...
- Pennsylvania legislation would add 40k VGTs, cut slots tax
March 28, 2017
Pennsylvania’s controversial video gaming terminal (VGT) debate has resurfaced on the eve of an important legislative hearing on gambling expansion. On Monday, a bipartisan group of state senators and representatives announced a new entry into the state’s burgeoning field of gambling expansion bills. While the bill’s full text has yet...
Pennsylvania regulator hands fines vs. three erring casinos
October 5, 2017
Unusual frequent lottery wins in Pennsylvania probed
September 26, 2017
Penn National Gaming, Pinnacle Entertainment merger rumors
October 6, 2017