Regulatory Issues

Illegal Gambling Opponents Call on State, County Health Departments to Order Immediate Shutdown of 'Games of Skill' Machines

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"At a time in which Pennsylvania casinos have made the difficult but appropriate decision to shut down to protect the health of their patrons, employees, and the public, these machines continue to attract gamblers of all ages," said Peter Shelly, spokesperson for Pennsylvanians Against Illegal Gambling (PAIG). "You don't have to be a health expert to know that the extended period of times in which players interact with these machines could accelerate the spread of Coronavirus to some of our most vulnerable citizens."

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Veikkaus shuts down slot machines in supermarkets, kiosks, gas stations and restaurants

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"Human health is always a priority. In order to deal with this exceptional situation, every effort must be made to prevent the virus from spreading, for example, through the contact surfaces. For our part, we prepare ourselves by closing our slot machines at least until the end of March," said Olli Sarekoski, CEO of Veikkaus

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