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Gaming company demands crackdown on "unlawful" gambling amid legal ambiguity

Oct 5, 2020 3:32:00 PM • By Michael Barley • Posted in Legal Updates

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The makers of Pennsylvania Skill games are asking police to shut down “illegal mini-casinos” in the state, including one in Beaver County, rather than singling out Pace-O-Matic’s “presumably legal” gaming machines.

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New Survey Fuels Legislation

Sep 17, 2020 2:15:00 PM • By Michael Barley • Posted in Business Owners, Legal Updates

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As Pennsylvania struggles to regulate skill gaming and distinguish it from illegal gambling, a Harrisburg polling firm published findings this week that suggest overwhelming support among

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Pace-O-Matic and PA Casinos Unite Against Video Gaming Terminal Expansion

Jun 26, 2020 8:21:14 AM • By Michael Barley • Posted in Legal Updates

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The proverb “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” explains how Pace-O-Matic, the maker of Pennsylvania “Skill Games,” is suddenly allied with the state’s brick-and-mortar casino industry...

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Skill Game Legislation Agreed to By General Assembly

May 1, 2020 3:49:00 PM • By Michael Barley • Posted in Legal Updates

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During their reconvened session, the Virginia General Assembly approved Governor Ralph Northam’s amendments to skill game legislation, which would allow for a ban on the machines to be delayed one year.

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Long Live the Queen of Virginia! Games Boost COVID-19 Relief Fund

Apr 27, 2020 2:13:00 PM • By Michael Barley • Posted in Business Owners, Legal Updates

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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.

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