Pennsylvania Senator seeks legalization of skill gaming machines
Pennsylvania Senator proposes regulating and taxing skill gaming machines to generate $300m annual revenue
Pennsylvania Senator Gene Yaw is drafting legislation to legalize, regulate, and tax the state's skill gaming machines.
Supporters of the controversial machines, which function similarly to slot machines but require players to identify a winning payline, argue that they are games of skill and therefore not subject to Pennsylvania's commercial gaming law.
Yaw believes regulating and taxing the estimated 70,000 machines operating in the state could generate up to $300 million annually in new tax revenue for the state and counties where they operate. Legal challenges to the machines' status continue.