The reign of the “Queen of Virginia” across the Commonwealth’s bars, convenience stores and truck stops seemed all but over less than two months ago. Now? Several thousand devices across the state that resemble a slot machine on the outside appear poised for a reprieve thanks to a pandemic.
Games of skill are breathing new life into organizations, businesses and worthy causes in communities around the commonwealth. VFWs, American Legions and Moose Lodges now are able to stay open because they added these legal skill games through Pennsylvania Skill. The games are created by Pace-O-Matic and distributed by Miele Manufacturing.
Games of skill benefit local businesses and communities. POM is asking for accountability and legislation to establish regulation and taxes for skill-based gaming.
The following is a letter to the editor of Lancaster News from a small business owner in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. The opinions expressed are his own.