Penn National CEO Urges States To Resist VGT Expansion

  • Penn National Gaming CEO says VGTs have ‘decimated’ Illinois casino industry
  • Company’s purchase of Illinois slot route operator was purely to protect its casinos
  • American Gaming Association CEO urges states to include casinos in liability protection laws  

Despite owning a video gaming terminal (VGT) business, the boss of Penn National Gaming has urged state lawmakers searching for revenue to close budget shortfalls to protect brick-and-mortar casinos and be wary of Illinois’ experience with VGTs.

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