Pennsylvania State Representative Tina Davis has brought again brought up her proposal for gaming reform in the state, closing loopholes that allow for internet gambling cafes and entering the internet gambling market.
The updated advisory has stressed that action is necessary to keep the state competitive with New Jersey and Delaware, both of whom are progressing on internet gambling initiatives.
Davis' proposal suggests that a gaming license for internet betting could be had for an application fee of $16.7 million. Independent operators would also have to pay a "reasonable tax rate that takes into account overhead and cost of operation for the casinos."
Speaking about her proposal Davis said: "Considering the nationwide efforts to legalize internet gaming, it is imperative that we maintain the integrity of our gaming industry amid inevitable federal preemption and competing states, as well as possible expansion of internet games through the privatization of our own State Lottery."
"A responsible internet gaming system must be created in order to protect Pennsylvanians and the success of the established gaming industry in the Commonwealth, which has generated more than $7 billion in state tax revenue, and created more than 16,000 jobs statewide."
The full proposal can be read at: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/...cosponId=11316