FAQs2019-10-09T10:09:05-04:00

Have a question? We’ll help you answer it.

Do you have questions? We have answers to your questions about VGTs in Pennsylvania. If you don’t see your question here, please contact us at (844) 942-6464 or by emailing contact@secondstategaming.com

Can I make more money with your machines versus skill games?2019-09-03T20:41:24-04:00

VGTs consistently outperform skill games in Pennsylvania. Skill games are generic, low-quality arcade games that have not been approved by any state agency.

Can I play the games as a truck stop owner?2019-08-28T21:16:17-04:00

Licensed owners and employees can’t play VGTs at their own facility, but they can play at other facilities and Pennsylvania casinos.

How do the video games pay out prizes?2019-08-28T21:15:56-04:00

Each Establishment Licensee will have a Redemption Terminal that is supplied and maintained by Second State Gaming.

Video gaming terminals will only issue payout tickets (no cash). The customer will have the option to insert their payout ticket into the Redemption Terminal in exchange for cash OR into a Video Gaming Terminal located at the same truck stop establishment to continue playing.

Can I get poker or keno games?2019-09-13T12:49:46-04:00

Unfortunately, video poker and keno games are not available at this time for Pennsylvania truck stop VGT locations.

What kind of games can I get at my truck stops?2019-08-28T21:15:14-04:00

All VGTs are approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, and new games and themes are approved regularly. If your customers have a favorite game, let us know and we’ll see if it can be approved for truck stops in Pennsylvania.

How much space will I need for VGTs in my truck stop?2019-08-28T21:14:56-04:00

We provide design plans for your custom video gaming room, and recommend a minimum of 150 square feet of space to accommodate VGTs.

I signed an agreement with someone a long time ago for these games. Is that agreement valid?2019-08-28T21:14:31-04:00

No, any agreement or promise to sign an agreement for the placement, operation, service or maintenance of video gaming terminals prior to the 2017 state law is not valid or enforceable and will not be recognized or approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

What does Second State Gaming provide?2019-09-18T15:07:40-04:00

We are an experienced VGT operator with truck stop locations in 25 states. We offer competitive services designed to make your VGT experience even more profitable.

We offer:

  • Partnership with proven methods to attract players and increase revenue
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Placement and management of VGTs best suited for your establishment
  • Redemption terminals with onsite cash payouts
  • Remote network management
  • On-site marketing services
  • Extensive coin-operated games
  • Game updates and reports
  • Top of line security and surveillance monitoring
  • Application assistance and legal updates
How much does the application and license fee cost?2019-08-28T21:13:20-04:00

The application fee is $1,000 and the annual license fee is equal to the number of video gaming terminals in your location multiplied by $250. The fee to receive a conditional license is $100.

Can anyone sign up to have VGTs?2019-08-28T21:13:01-04:00

No, there are only specific establishments that qualify. Don’t worry though, we will help you through the process.

Currently, truck stops are the only establishments allowed to carry, not own, VGTs.

To qualify for a VGT application you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be equipped with diesel island used for fueling commercial motor vehicles
  • Have sold on average 50,000 gallons of diesel or biodiesel fuel each month for the previous 12 months or be projected to sell an average of 50,000 gallons of diesel or biodiesel fuel for the next 12 months
  • Maintain 20 parking spaces dedicated for commercial motor vehicles
  • Have a convenience store
  • Be situated on a parcel of land not less than 3 acres that the Truck Stop owns or leases
  • NOT be located on any property owned by the Pennsylvania Turnpike
  • Be licensed as a Lottery Sales Agent pursuant to the Pennsylvania State Lottery law
What is the Pennsylvania Gaming Act?2019-08-28T21:12:27-04:00

The Pennsylvania Gaming Act was signed into law in October 2017.

Part of the law allows certain types of establishments in Pennsylvania to expand their offerings and increase revenue with video gaming terminals. Each establishment is required to work with a licensed operator such as Second State Gaming.

Each licensed Truck Stop Establishment will receive 15% of the gross terminal revenue, projected at $100,000 to $165,000 annually, of the Video Gaming Terminals placed in their location.

Skill games are not legal in PA. They are “Court Approved”, meaning that any law or regulation that prohibits them in the future will make the games illegal.

VGTs are legal and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

What are VGTs?2019-08-28T20:55:52-04:00

Video gaming terminals, or VGTs, are very similar to the slot machines you would find in a casino.

Second State Gaming only uses machines that are made by internationally recognized manufacturers. We adhere to rigorous testing and undergo a validation process to ensure compliance with national and state standards in order to be approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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