The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved two requests that led about $177,488 to the law enforcement agencies, to fund the programs which are designed to work against the illegal gambling in the Commonwealth. Two grants were approved by the gaming control board of Pennsylvania which went to the Armstrong County District Attorney and Washington country District Attorney and they approved $33,488 and $144,000 respectively.
This grant was approved for the only reason of thwarting against illegal gambling in the Commonwealth. Under the program of the prevention of illegal gambling the Pennsylvania gaming control board is allowed to award some money up to $2 million per year for the prevention of unlawful and illegal gambling in the Commonwealth.
This award money can be provided to the Pennsylvania State Police and local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of investigating, prevention and enforcing of illegal gambling. A single local enforcement agency can get an award of maximum $150,000 and a single State police can get an award of maximum $250,000.
The grant funds can be used for many purposes such as for the education and the training events, and for the deterrence, prevention, investigation, and enforcement of different laws related to unlawful gambling. This grant can also be used for the prosecution of different crimes involving illegal gambling.
After granting the $177,488 to the law enforcement agencies the Board awarded three grants totaling $315,760 to three departments, the Pennsylvania State Police and two Local police departments. These funding comes only from the gaming revenues generated form the licensed and legal gambling casinos. Well the Pennsylvania is working very hard to decrease and to finish illegal gambling and soon there will be zero unlawful gambling in the State of Pennsylvania.