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House approves bill for more bingo nights, bigger prizes
York Daily News,
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 11:32:31 AM
The Pennsylvania state House has approved a revamp of the state's bingo law -- a plan that supporters say is needed to help nonprofits compete with the state's glitzy new casinos.
Rep. Don Walko, D-Pittsburgh, sponsored the bill that would allow more nights of bingo per week, permit bigger payouts, lift advertising restrictions and legalize hand-held electronic bingo devices.
"This will help our volunteer fire companies deal with the challenges they have raising money, as well as help other charitable organizations," Walko said.
His bill cleared the House last week on a vote of 180-18 and now moves to the Senate.
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