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More changes to Pennsylvania slots law

Publication Date: 2006-10-25
  • Author:Martha Raffaele
  • Publication:The York Dispatch

The state House of Representatives yesterday prolonged its squabble with the Senate over a bill intended to strengthen regulation and enforcement of Pennsylvania's slot-machine industry, approving changes and sending it back to the Senate.

The unanimous vote kept the bill from going to Gov. Ed Rendell. It also continued a volley between chambers that has lasted for much of the past year over how to fix problems identified by critics of the state's 2-year-old gambling law, with one chamber often dropping pet provisions written by the other...

But they have disagreed over many other provisions. The version approved by the House includes provisions not endorsed by the Senate, such as banning campaign contributions from applicants for horse racetrack licenses and requiring casinos to comply with local ordinances banning indoor smoking.