The following excerpt is from Play Pennsylvania.
“Enforcement of Pennsylvania law when it comes to gambling devices outside casinos ranges from sporadic and scattershot to non-existent. That means there are tens of thousands of unregulated, unlicensed, and untaxed gambling devices across the Quaker State. Those machines are competing for dollars with the heavily-regulated and taxed legal gambling industry.
A cloud – smokescreen might be more accurate – has allowed the devices to populate Pennsylvania like toxic toadstools. And that’s the bigger issue, according to Berks County District Attorney John Adams.”