PA Table Games Debate

PA Table Games Debate

There are 6 comments on the WFMZ story from Jun 25, 2009, titled PA Table Games Debate. In it, WFMZ reports that:

First came slots, now state lawmakers are rolling the dice on table games. The state House is considering a bill that would legalize games like blackjack and roulette in the current casinos.

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Since: Jul 08

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#1 Jun 25, 2009
I knew this was coming. I guarantee this bill will be passed and you'll see table games in the casinos within the next 6 months.

United States

#2 Jun 26, 2009

Allentown, PA

#3 Jun 26, 2009
Clymer sounds like he has dementia. It's time for him to retire. Seriously, TABLE GAMES attract the poor? Uh, excuse me, it's typically the wealthier, more educated people who play those games. The poor and uneducated are the ones who play the slots, which is what we ALREADY HAVE! Lame excuse from a lame politician. I'm not a fan of gambling, but since the casinos are here now, I think they deserve to be able to compete with those in other states. Why hobble them with pointless restrictions? Oh, I forgot, that is the Pennsylvania way of doing things (bass ackwards). Just look at our liquor sales and our roads and you have the proof of that.

York Haven, PA

#4 Jul 7, 2009
How are table games more dangerous to the poor then slot machines. Most table games require some amount of skill and only appeal to those who know what they are doing. Slots require no skill and would appeal to those who want a quick fix.

“Vladdy's little impaler.”

Since: Jun 08

15th century Wallacia

#5 Jul 7, 2009
If they get craps tables maybe I can spend all of that property tax relief on the craps tables!

Ok seriously this is such a stupid debate. Its the same one that they made prior to slots, and the sky has yet to fall on "our families, our neighborhoods...blah, blah." Table games will not destroy the fabric of society any more than slots, booze, sports or any other indulgence. Honestly I wonder if we actually CAN destroy the fabric of society any further.

The other problem with this story is the quote from Fast Eddie the POS. He said he doesn't think it will put a dent in the deficit. No shit Ed. Thinking gambling is a panecea is one of the things that got the Rendell circus into the pile of ca-ca they are in now. Hell the only person in this state with a gambling problem is the POS governor! Talk about unrealistic expectations from gambling, holy crap!

Here is truth, you are not going to get rich playing craps, the state is not going to get rich from you playing craps. You will have fun, maybe make a few bucks and the state will make some needed revenue. That's all people, not the golden fleece not the end of society.

Chicken little needs to find a new cause to protect us from.

Bethlehem, PA

#6 Jul 7, 2009
Hopefully sports betting is next.

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