Support Grows For Table Game Gambling At Pennsylvania Casinos
The worst nightmare for Las Vegas and Atlantic City is coming to reality. The rest of the US has caught on to the money making machine that is full-scale casino gambling, and that revelation may be the downfall of the two cities that made casinos popular.
Pennsylvania has become the latest state that appears on their way towards full-scale casino gambling. The latest budget proposal has been introduced, and it includes $200 million that will be generated by adding table games at state casinos.
The governor of the state, Ed Rendell, may have given the biggest indication that table games are on their way when he softened his stance this week. He rejected the budget proposal, but he did acknowledge that he would support table games if it meant more money for the state.
"From an economic standpoint, Pennsylvania would be able to tap a whole other customer segment that right now is choosing to play in Atlantic City, West Virginia, upstate New York, or Las Vegas," said Joseph Weinert, Senior Vice President of Spectrum Gaming Group, as reported in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
In addition to those cities and states mentioned by Weinert, there are also other states that are exploring the possibility of expanding their casino gambling options. It has become a discussion that lawmakers are having in almost every legislative session in the country.
There not only has been a call for table games at land-based casinos, but a push for Internet gambling is also occurring in the US. Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey have both introduced legislation in Congress that would regulate Internet gambling in the US.
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