The House of Representatives of Pennsylvania, USA, rejected House Bill 271 on the legalization of gaming terminals at three international airports in the state. During the voting, the bill was supported by 79 deputies, while 112 parliamentarians voted against its adoption.
Bill No. 271 is part of a broader strategy aimed at expanding the gaming terminals network in the state. Currently, bills on installing gaming terminals in bars and clubs are under consideration of lawmakers in Pennsylvania.
In addition, Governor Tom Wolfe urged legislators to approve tax conditions for gambling operators as soon as possible, which are also under consideration by the parliament. Last year, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania declared the gambling law implying 4% surtax for operators of gaming terminals to be unconstitutional.
The Pennsylvania gambling market is very attractive for international investors. According to experts, streamlining legislative regulation in online gambling will strengthen the regional economy and attract additional financial flows to the state budget.