Smart Talk: Business model for tavern games isn’t working
When the state decided five years ago to allow bars and taverns to expand the number of games of chance in their establishments, it was estimated that about two thousand bars and taverns would seek licenses to offer games such as pull tabs, raffles and daily drawings.
Those games would return an estimated $93 million to state coffers each year. Instead, fewer than 50 bars and taverns have licenses and only about one and a half million dollars goes back to the state annually. What happened?
Well, you can find out by listening to Smart Talk on WITF FM, Harrisburg’s NPR station. PLBA Board Member Jim DeLisio and Executive Director Chuck Moran sat down with host Scott Lamar. The interview was an opportunity for tavern owners to speak up in Harrisburg.
Listen to the show by clicking here.