Commonwealth Court rules skill gaming terminals are not slot machines
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.
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The bottom line in all this is that the amount of realized gambling tax revenue is insufficient to keep pace with the growth in government expenditures.