Commonwealth Court rules skill gaming terminals are not slot machines

BY: - November 30, 2023

The appellate court sided with POM, the developer and distributor of the machines in question, that their gaming terminals are not slot machines as the Commonwealth argued, but are instead “primarily games of skill and, thus, not gambling devices per se,” ending a years-long legal battle over how to categorize the company’s machines. 

In the face of a call to ban skill games, Pa.’s biggest player is pushing back hard

BY: - September 10, 2023

For nearly a decade, Georgia-based Pace-O-Matic has been fighting to cement the legitimacy of a billion dollar gambling business that has flourished in the back rooms of bars and social clubs across Pennsylvania. Pace-O-Matic is the state’s leading distributor of skill games – slot machine-like devices that allow users to pay to play a game […]

York County lawmaker says he will propose truck stop video gambling expansion

BY: - July 5, 2022

A proposal to expand video gambling at Pennsylvania truck stops is a bargaining chip in Pennsylvania's ongoing and overdue budget talks.

Pa. Senate committee takes up the future of illegal skill games as top lawmakers return industry funds

BY: - June 14, 2021

In the last week, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, and Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said they returned thousands of dollars in donations from the skill games industry.