Pennsylvania needs stand alone cardrooms (1 Viewer)

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I live in Pennsylvania, Latrobe to be precise. About 35 to 45 minutes outside of Pittsburgh. I really don't like the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. We have the Live Casino in Greensburg. About 15 minutes away. It's in the Westmoreland Mall. But the poker room is kind of dead. It looks really nice. But it's mostly $1 / $3 and There is not always a good many people there.

Why doesn't Pennsylvania have card rooms? I'm assuming it has something to do with the law in Pennsylvania. Is that correct?
 
Give it time. You know Pennsylvania is notoriously decades behind other states. Beer & Liquor weren't sold on Sundays until 2005 and even then it was only a 4 hour window with a Sunday Sales Permit. Eventually it grew and now we can even buy beer & wine in a grocery store WooHoo! When Pennsylvania opened up to casinos it was Slots only. That lasted all of 6 weeks lol. Card rooms are coming
 
https://www.revenue.pa.gov/TaxTypes...Club-Licenses-and-Eligible-Organizations.aspx

So yes, it is illegal.

There are some private raked games people host, but there isn't really a market as most PA of the larger markets have access. Assume the State College future casino will have a small room.
I wonder if someone could get away with opening one the same way they do in Texas. It is illegal to gamble in Texas. So instead of a rake they charge an hourly/ monthly fee. Like Texas card House
 
Since most casinos find card/poker rooms less profitable, they really shouldn't have much of an issue with their being allowed.
PA sucks lol. I have moved out of state temporarily several times in my life. Why do I keep coming back? Lol
 
Just read in PA. If you have a game at your home. Your players don't suffer any consequences, but you may get a misdemeanor charge I always knew PA had rules against home games. I just can't stand it. PA is definition is, all forms of gambling are illegal in Pennsylvania unless allowed by law.

So it's basically" if it pleases the crown, may I have some rights? "
 
I wonder if someone could get away with opening one the same way they do in Texas. It is illegal to gamble in Texas. So instead of a rake they charge an hourly/ monthly fee. Like Texas card House
The Texas system is a corrupt system of people using the "grey areas" of social gaming exceptions to extract profits while using bribes to get law enforcement to raid competitors. All the while players get shafted. Texas needs to right the ship before it can be used as an example.
 
The Texas system is a corrupt system of people using the "grey areas" of social gaming exceptions to extract profits while using bribes to get law enforcement to raid competitors. All the while players get shafted. Texas needs to right the ship before it can be used as an example.
I wasn't sure how they did it. I just knew they got around it with memberships. In my opinion, most of life happens in the gray areas. That being said, shafting the players is kind of jive. And paying the police off to raid competitors is absolutely ridiculous
 
Just read in PA. If you have a game at your home. Your players don't suffer any consequences, but you may get a misdemeanor charge I always knew PA had rules against home games. I just can't stand it. PA is definition is, all forms of gambling are illegal in Pennsylvania unless allowed by law.

So it's basically" if it pleases the crown, may I have some rights? "
The monopoly on liquor sales is disgusting and then the hypocrisy of state run lottery when there was no gambling laws. If the state of Pennsylvania could sell cars you'd see them throw out the Blue Laws about Sunday sales
 
The monopoly on liquor sales is disgusting and then the hypocrisy of state run lottery when there was no gambling laws. If the state of Pennsylvania could sell cars you'd see them throw out the Blue Laws about Sunday sales
Yeah. Pennsylvanians seem to vote against their own interests on a lot of things. Where are you in PA?
 

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