“Because VGT’s are designed to operate without employees, the 18,000 people casinos collectively employ in Pennsylvania will be put in serious jeopardy. VGT’s will be a loser for the casino industry, the employees who depend on them for employment and their families, and most of all the Pennsylvania taxpayers,” Pennsylvanians for Responsible Government spokesman Mike Barley said in a statement.
Pennsylvanians for Responsible Government is backed by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation among other casino groups in Pennsylvania who are aiming to prevent the bill from becoming law.
The group has promised to spend at least $1 million in the campaign, between television, radio, and digital campaigns. The T.V. ads will air across the state except in the Philadelphia market. This is likely because the Philadelphia market is the most expensive in the state.
The group says it is continuing to add money to the budget for their campaign.
The ads were not released to PoliticsPA at the time of writing.
Update: You can view the television ad from the group below.