The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has granted the first c-store gaming license license to Rutter’s to install video gambling at a store in Walker Township.
Rutter’s operates more than 70 c-stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.
PGCB spokesman Doug Harbach told PennLive that the Walker Township store was approved for the license primarily because it was the first of the Rutter’s stores to have a completed review by the board’s staff. The other applications remain under review.
“They may need to address some issues and that might take time on their end,” Harbach told PennLive. “If remedied, they may eventually be recommended to the board for approval or, if they are not able to remedy in order to qualify under the guidelines of the act, then they may be recommended for denial. We are moving on them as quickly as our staffing will permit.”
Up to five terminals are allowed at a store. Each play has a randomly generated outcome from the previous play, the same as a video slot machine, according to the gaming board. They will only accept cash, with a maximum bet of $5 and a maximum payout of $1,000.