Pennsylvania senator proposes legislation to legalize and regulate skill video games
Pennsylvania Senator Gene Yaw has introduced legislation to establish regulations and taxation on skill video games, aiming to legalize and support the growing industry in the state
Pennsylvania Senator Gene Yaw has introduced legislation to legalize and regulate "skill video games" in the state, aiming to establish a regulatory framework, generate tax revenue, and protect consumers.
Skill gaming machines, similar to slot machines but requiring players to identify winning paylines, have been expanding in venues like restaurants and bars.
The proposed bill would grant regulatory authority to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and impose licensing fees, while generating an estimated $300 million in annual tax revenue.
The legislation also includes measures for ID verification, machine limits per establishment, and penalties for operating unlicensed games.