Grove Announces Small Games Reporting Changes
1/7/2014
HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) said today that the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has announced that there will be no reporting requirements in 2014 for clubs and other eligible organizations that hold small games of chance licenses.

“The February 1 reporting deadline has been extended a year,” Grove said. “The change in the reporting requirement is great news for our local fire companies, veterans groups and other organizations. It ensures the groups are working within state law, while continuing to support great causes in their communities.”

Acts 90 and 92 of 2013, co-sponsored by Grove, made changes to the Small Games of Chance Act, including removing the reporting requirements for eligible organizations without a liquor license and changing semi-annual to annual reporting requirements for clubs. Because of these significant changes, the Department of Revenue, which is responsible for the administration of the act, has delayed the reporting requirements until 2015. All other portions of Acts 90 and 92 will take effect on Jan. 27, 2014.

According to the Department of Revenue, club licensees and eligible organizations will NOT be required to submit electronic annual reports to the department by Feb. 1, 2014. Reporting for 2014 will be required by Feb. 1, 2015, for clubs with proceeds of $20,000 or more. Access to the online reporting system will be available from the department’s website in late 2014.

To help interested parties make the most of the new Small Games of Chance Law, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, in conjunction with the Gaming Control Board, Department of Revenue and State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has announced statewide informational sessions for liquor licensees interested in tavern gaming.

“The changes to the Small Games of Chance Act allow most retail liquor license holders to apply for a tavern gaming license,” Grove added. “Those who attend these sessions will learn how to apply for a license, what the reporting requirements associated with running games are, and how the games can benefit their business.”

The informational sessions are being held around the state, the two closest to York County are listed below:

Tuesday, Jan. 14
State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120


Thursday, Jan. 16
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107


All of the sessions begin at 1 p.m. and end no later than 3 p.m. If you are interested in participating, please register in advance for your preferred location, and find a list of all locations around the state at www.lcb.state.pa.us.

For more information on Grove’s legislative goals visit www.repgrove.com or www.Facebook.com/RepSethGrove.

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Mike Straub
717.260.6479
mstraub@pahousegop.com  
RepGrove.com / Facebook.com/RepSethGrove
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