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2010-01-08 12:10:11 PM  
Rendell is desperate to see those casinos generate additional tax dollars for the state. he's run us into such a large deficit that he needs every penny he can scrape up.

it's odd too, considering how puritanical the rest of the state is when it comes to 'sin' taxes. the liquor control board is essentially a socialist organization designed to maximize profits for the state while patronizing the local churches with the illusion of controlling drinking. But when it came to gambling, the churches got shut out of the discussion. Or rather, any objections they had were largely ignored.
 
2010-01-08 12:24:32 PM  
Do I get to drink for free in PA casinos? Where are the good ones? This could be relevant to my interests, especially if it cut a few hours out of the drive to Atlantic City.
 
2010-01-08 12:28:33 PM  
That scream of anguish you just heard came from Atlantic City.
 
2010-01-08 12:29:37 PM  
Weaver95: he's run us into such a large deficit that he needs every penny he can scrape up.

I wouldn't pin this all on Rendell: both Houses have worked with him exceptionally hard to fark everything up.
 
2010-01-08 12:41:12 PM  
Weaver95: it's odd too, considering how puritanical the rest of the state is when it comes to 'sin' taxes. the liquor control board is essentially a socialist organization

I'd vote Republican if their campaign mantra was "the PALCB is a socialist organization that needs to be destroyed."
 
2010-01-08 12:43:39 PM  
The Icelander: I'd vote Republican if their campaign mantra was "the PALCB is a socialist organization that needs to be destroyed

most of them think that. but support for the lcb is a 100 percent union vote for democrats, plus they get the fundie republicans who don't like booze. so we're stuck with it forever and ever
 
2010-01-08 12:44:03 PM  
Pocket Ninja: Do I get to drink for free in PA casinos?

No.

You have to go to the special "liquor casino" if you want hard alcohol or wine, or one of the independent "beer distributor casinos" if you want beer. But the selection will be poor and it will cost twice what you'd pay in Maryland.
 
2010-01-08 12:45:14 PM  
Pocket Ninja: Do I get to drink for free in PA casinos? Where are the good ones? This could be relevant to my interests, especially if it cut a few hours out of the drive to Atlantic City

yep, free drinks for players. the biggest is philadelphia park, on route 1 just north of philly. it's the one in the article. the owner is already itching to install tables
 
2010-01-08 12:47:55 PM  
The article in the Atlantic City Press noted that "PAs casinos will not be able to offer the wide range of dining and entertainment options that a resort city like ours boasts."

I guess that's true, until the science-types figure out a way to artificially manufacture the odor of brine and dead prostitute.
 
2010-01-08 12:50:47 PM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: The article in the Atlantic City Press noted that "PAs casinos will not be able to offer the wide range of dining and entertainment options that a resort city like ours boasts."

I guess that's true, until the science-types figure out a way to artificially manufacture the odor of brine and dead prostitute.


My wife and I went to AC once. I went up to a slot machine, promptly lost $20 and then said "what now?"

The only thing I really enjoyed was the Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not Museum. And my wife won $50 so we ate at the buffet but the sight of a morbidly obese octogenarian loading up on roast beef with a plate rested on her gunt made me lose my appetite.
 
2010-01-08 12:57:06 PM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: The article in the Atlantic City Press noted that "PAs casinos will not be able to offer the wide range of dining and entertainment options pawn shops, boarded-up shops, and homely streetwalkers that a resort city like ours boasts."

fixed
 
2010-01-08 12:59:52 PM  
The Icelander: You have to go to the special "liquor casino" if you want hard alcohol or wine, or one of the independent "beer distributor casinos" if you want beer. But the selection will be poor and it will cost twice what you'd pay in Maryland.

*snicker*
 
2010-01-08 01:14:18 PM  
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Weaver95: he's run us into such a large deficit that he needs every penny he can scrape up.

I wouldn't pin this all on Rendell: both Houses have worked with him exceptionally hard to fark everything up.


Pretty much this. Our state government is a farking disaster. We have 253 state legislators. 253. WTF? Is that really necessary? Like, 100 dudes couldn't work it out? And, apparently, we managed to find the 253 most useless bastards in the state.
 
2010-01-08 01:15:43 PM  
Doctor Funkenstein: And, apparently, we managed to find the 253 most useless bastards in the state.

We have a preponderance of useless bastards.
 
2010-01-08 01:17:27 PM  
The Icelander: We have a preponderance of useless bastards.

yeah. where would they go without the legislature? i suspect 253 communities would have a new town drunk
 
2010-01-08 01:20:11 PM  
Bah, I was hoping for some kind of beer pong or flip cup casinos.
 
2010-01-08 01:27:38 PM  
albo: yeah. where would they go without the legislature? i suspect 253 communities would have a new town drunk

Nah, they're barely qualified for that. Think: village idiot.
 
2010-01-08 01:34:18 PM  
swingerhead: Bah, I was hoping for some kind of beer pong or flip cup casinos.

O'shea's! Oh yeah.
 
2010-01-08 01:34:24 PM  
Well finally a reason to go to the Bethlehem Casino.
 
2010-01-08 01:34:33 PM  
The sit down Galaga is fun.
 
2010-01-08 01:34:51 PM  

Pennsylvania adds table games to its casinos


Chair games and couch games soon to follow.
 
2010-01-08 01:36:36 PM  
Pocket Ninja: Do I get to drink for free in PA casinos?


Doubtful...especially with their shiatty liquor laws.

Hell, even my local Indian casino (Tulalip) doesn't hand out free drinks. The first time I went there, I asked the cocktail waitress for a Coors Light. When she came back, I handed her a dollar tip.

"Um....that will be $3," she said.

D'oh!
 
2010-01-08 01:39:00 PM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: That scream of anguish you just heard came from Atlantic City.

How is today different?
 
2010-01-08 01:39:23 PM  
Weaver95: Rendell is desperate to see those casinos generate additional tax dollars for the state. he's run us into such a large deficit that he needs every penny he can scrape up.

it's odd too, considering how puritanical the rest of the state is when it comes to 'sin' taxes. the liquor control board is essentially a socialist organization designed to maximize profits for the state while patronizing the local churches with the illusion of controlling drinking. But when it came to gambling, the churches got shut out of the discussion. Or rather, any objections they had were largely ignored.


It can't be a socialist organization, socialists are against sin taxes. Everyone gets back equally, remember.

You fail, like always.
 
2010-01-08 01:39:39 PM  
Nice. Pennsylvania Hold-Em!
 
2010-01-08 01:40:31 PM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: The article in the Atlantic City Press noted that "PAs casinos will not be able to offer the wide range of dining and entertainment options that a resort city like ours boasts."

I guess that's true, until the science-types figure out a way to artificially manufacture the odor of brine and dead prostitute.


No need for artificial dad hookers. If you build it they will come. PA will be reeking of drakar noir, cheap stale cigarettes, and dead hookers in no time.
 
2010-01-08 01:41:23 PM  
notq: It can't be a socialist organization, socialists are against sin taxes. Everyone gets back equally, remember.

You fail, like always.



WTF?! Are you for real?
 
2010-01-08 01:42:02 PM  
albo: The Icelander: I'd vote Republican if their campaign mantra was "the PALCB is a socialist organization that needs to be destroyed

most of them think that. but support for the lcb is a 100 percent union vote for democrats, plus they get the fundie republicans who don't like booze. so we're stuck with it forever and ever


Unions? Like... which ones? I doubt that union workers would be very keen on making it harder to drink, and I don't exactly get how they can be seen to be benefiting from a state owned liquor operation that requires you to drive to three stores to get a weekends worth of drinking ready.

No... PA's politicians like the PALCB because it makes a shiatload of money and all proceeds go directly to the PA General Fund.

But I suppose you're welcome to have a *unions are bad* wank off, if that's what you're into.
 
2010-01-08 01:42:05 PM  
I'm fine with adding table games, but what pisses me off is that they're doing it as a band-aid for a $250m budget deficit. They should address why there's a deficit to begin with.
 
2010-01-08 01:42:58 PM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: That scream of anguish you just heard came from Atlantic City.

And Wheeling, WV
 
2010-01-08 01:43:11 PM  
Don't forget soroties are considered whore houses under PA's puritan laws.
 
2010-01-08 01:44:41 PM  
The Icelander: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The article in the Atlantic City Press noted that "PAs casinos will not be able to offer the wide range of dining and entertainment options that a resort city like ours boasts."

I guess that's true, until the science-types figure out a way to artificially manufacture the odor of brine and dead prostitute.

My wife and I went to AC once. I went up to a slot machine, promptly lost $20 and then said "what now?"

The only thing I really enjoyed was the Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not Museum. And my wife won $50 so we ate at the buffet but the sight of a morbidly obese octogenarian loading up on roast beef with a plate rested on her gunt made me lose my appetite.


Lots of shopping in AC, an IMAX theatre, a couple of decent comedy clubs, and in the summer there's always the beach. Waaaaay more than PA casinos. I've been to Mt. Airy Casino and it's just awful. My friends & I were there on a Saturday afternoon a few months ago and we were the youngest people there. We were playing the penny slots and just cracking ourselves up when we got shushed by the wrinkle monsters surrounding us. Somebody actually shushed us because we were having fun at a casino.

And it's out in the boondocks with only the buffet & 2 restaurants to choose from inside. Nothing else to do in the area.
 
2010-01-08 01:44:56 PM  
TheMephis: I'm fine with adding table games, but what pisses me off is that they're doing it as a band-aid for a $250m budget deficit. They should address why there's a deficit to begin with.


And you know they'll just blow through that money and need to raise taxes on something else.

My state (WA) recently increased liquor taxes as a "band-aid" for dealing with our deficit.
 
2010-01-08 01:45:33 PM  
Finally! I'm 35 minutes from the new Harrah's in Chester. Let's turn PA into Nevada east.
 
2010-01-08 01:45:40 PM  
BeesNuts: Unions? Like... which ones? I doubt that union workers would be very keen on making it harder to drink, and I don't exactly get how they can be seen to be benefiting from a state owned liquor operation that requires you to drive to three stores to get a weekends worth of drinking ready

liquor store clerks and managers unions. they are massively powerful in harrisburg, and love the state store system.
 
2010-01-08 01:46:40 PM  
I have a shedload of friends from PA who now live in Texas.

They all say that PA is a beautiful, wonderful place and their photo albums prove it.

They also say that the gov't and jobs situation is so farked up they will never go back except to visit.

/so I believe what you PA farkers are saying.
//I'd also love to go visit
 
2010-01-08 01:46:41 PM  
Doctor Funkenstein:

Pretty much this. Our state government is a farking disaster. We have 253 state legislators. 253. WTF? Is that really necessary? Like, 100 dudes couldn't work it out? And, apparently, we managed to find the 253 most useless bastards in the state.


New Hampshire guffaws. "In 1942, a constitutional amendment limited the size of the House to 400 but not less [sic] than 375 members. As a result, the New Hampshire House is the largest state legislative body in the United States" - From NH.gov. That number does not include state senators.
 
2010-01-08 01:47:13 PM  
BeesNuts: But I suppose you're welcome to have a *unions are bad* wank off, if that's what you're into.

nice. do some research before you snark
 
2010-01-08 01:47:35 PM  
You can thank Ohio for the table games. The slot parlors in Erie and Pittsboig would have taken a hit once the full service casino in Cleveland opened, reversing the flow of dollars over the border.
 
2010-01-08 01:48:22 PM  
thank god I graduated from Lehigh in '07 before that casino went up in bethlehem. thank. god.
 
2010-01-08 01:49:43 PM  
The Icelander: Pocket Ninja: Do I get to drink for free in PA casinos?

No.

You have to go to the special "liquor casino" if you want hard alcohol or wine, or one of the independent "beer distributor casinos" if you want beer. But the selection will be poor and it will cost twice what you'd pay in Maryland.


It's funny because it's true....
 
2010-01-08 01:51:26 PM  
I guess that visiting the in-laws will be slightly less painful. Does anyone know that best casino closest to Lancaster?
 
2010-01-08 01:51:49 PM  
Did any other PA farkers see something about wine vending machines in supermarkets?
 
2010-01-08 01:51:50 PM  
callmeox: You can thank Ohio for the table games. The slot parlors in Erie and Pittsboig would have taken a hit once the full service casino in Cleveland opened, reversing the flow of dollars over the border.

More like WV. PA basically created a gambling arms race once they passed the slots bill, thereby creating reactionary efforts in MD, OH, and WV. WV responded by adding table gambling so it was just a matter of time before PA did as well.
 
2010-01-08 01:52:40 PM  
devildog123: Does anyone know that best casino closest to Lancaster?

shoot over to penn national at grantville, dauphin county, off i-81. hollywood casino. you can bet the ponies as well.
 
2010-01-08 01:53:22 PM  
Farkin A: Did any other PA farkers see something about wine vending machines in supermarkets?

No, I have not. I remember some asinine thing about selling alcohol in supermarkets if they had a bar attached or something about 2 years ago. That ever get implemented?
 
2010-01-08 01:53:44 PM  
devildog123: I guess that visiting the in-laws will be slightly less painful. Does anyone know that best casino closest to Lancaster?

Amish Jakey's Shoo-Fly Pie Emporium and Gambling Hall
 
2010-01-08 01:53:58 PM  
Farkin A: Did any other PA farkers see something about wine vending machines in supermarkets?

yep. only in PA: of course the LCB thinks it's easier to have their own robots sell wine than actual grocery stores
 
2010-01-08 01:54:58 PM  
BunkyBrewman: devildog123: I guess that visiting the in-laws will be slightly less painful. Does anyone know that best casino closest to Lancaster?

Amish Jakey's Shoo-Fly Pie Emporium and Gambling Hall


Plus, the slot machines are powered by coal.
 
2010-01-08 01:55:03 PM  
TheMephis: No, I have not. I remember some asinine thing about selling alcohol in supermarkets if they had a bar attached or something about 2 years ago. That ever get implemented?

it's if they have a restaurant or food court inside. yep. some wegman's and groceries in the southeast can now sell six packs
 
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