Public hearing on SB 1256 (Regulation of Games of Skill)


Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Policy Committee

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 10 am

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 (and Virtual Participation)

10:00       Opening Remarks—Senator Killion and Senator Williams 

10:05       Panel 1— Games of Skill 

10:28       Panel 2—Casinos 

  • Chris Albrecht, SVP & General Manager, Harrah’s Philadelphia  – Combined Testimony
  • Eric Hausler, CEO, Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment (Parx Casino)  – Combined Testimony
  • Adrian R. King, Jr., Partner, Ballard Spahr  – Combined Testimony
  • Joseph Weinberg, CEO, Cordish Gaming Group Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia and Live! Pittsburgh  – Combined Testimony

10:51   Panel 3— Video Gaming 

  • Paul Jenson, Counsel, PA Video Gaming Association and Partner-in-Charge/Industry Chair, Taft
  • Rob Miller, Founder/Partner, Commonwealth Gaming
  • Donna B. More, Partner, Fox Rothschild

11:14       Panel 4—VFWs/Legions/Clubs 

  • John Getz, State Adjutant/Quartermaster, Pennsylvania State VFW
  • Tom Helsel, Secretary, Pennsylvania Association of Nationally Chartered Organizations (PANCO)
  • Ted Mowatt, Executive Director, PA Federation of Fraternal & Social Organizations

11:37       Panel 5—Bars/Restaurants/Taverns    

  • Chuck Moran, Executive Director, Tavern Association
  • Jim DeLisio, Owner, Racehorse Tavern; President, York County Tavern Association; Board Member, Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association

12:00       Adjournment

Written Testimony

PA Gaming Control Board

PA Lottery Testimony

Bowling Proprietors Association of Pennsylvania