You Could Soon Be Able To Gamble At The Airport

posted by Scottro - 

Before you know it, we could see gambling in some PA airports. So now, you can lose all your money BEFORE your trip.

The House approved a bill Tuesday to authorize tablet gambling in boarding areas at eight regional and international airports in Pennsylvania, including Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity and Pittsburgh International Airport. The legislation still needs Senate approval.

Under the proposal, casinos with slot machine licenses could apply for an airport gaming certificate through the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for electronic tablet gaming. Once approved, the casino has to pay a one-time fee of $1 million.

Also, you'd need a boarding pass to be able to play. So people aren't walking in off the street to gamble in the airport. Makes sense.

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