Conklin introduces legislation to allow small games of chance in wineries

Act 90 of 2013 legalized small games of chance for entities with liquor licenses

HARRISBURG, April 3 – To bolster revenue for Pennsylvania’s wineries, Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, introduced legislation to allow small games of chance in wineries.

“With nearly 300 wineries and Pennsylvania producing 2 million gallons of wine each year, we must support our commonwealth’s economy by allowing small games of chance, such as pull-tabs and raffles, at our wineries, just as we allow at breweries,” Conklin said. “Pennsylvania’s wineries date back to the 17th century when William Penn himself planted a vineyard in Philadelphia. By allowing wineries to offer small games of chance, we can also increase funding to programs for Pennsylvania’s seniors and other charitable purposes or public interest funds.”

Conklin introduced the legislation after hearing from a winery in Philipsburg, located within the 77th Legislative District.


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