Pennsylvania's top prosecutor said yesterday he thinks legalizing video poker is a bad idea. The state's top cop is all for it.
Attorney General Tom Corbett told the House Appropriations Committee that Gov. Rendell's proposal to make video poker legal in bars and clubs, may seem like an easy way to generate revenue but it's "the wrong way."
Corbett, responding to a lawmaker's question during a state budget hearing, said some may argue the state already has casino gambling, so what's the problem with video poker? But he said, it's "morally complicated."
"It's a difficult issue," said Corbett, who investigated illegal video poker operations 20 years ago as U.S. Attorney for the Western District in Pittsburgh. "It's a slippery slope. At some point that slippery slope has got to stop."