Gary Samms Discusses the Lawsuit filed by Parx Casino Against Pace-O-Matic

October 12, 2022

Gary Samms, who chairs Obermayer’s Professional Liability Practice Group and the Catastrophic Loss Group, was quoted on October 11, 2022, in The Legal Intelligencer about the lawsuit, which was filed on October 7, 2022, in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas by Parx Casino against Georgia-based Pace-O-Matic, alleging the company’s videogame machines – often found in bars and restaurants – constitute illegal unlicensed gambling. Gary Samms, who leads the representation of Parx Casino, argues that, although POM has branded the devices as legal “skill” games, they are in fact slot machines that are operating outside the state’s existing regulatory framework. He also added that he expects support from other gaming companies in pressing this litigation.

“We are heavily regulated for the protection of the public. These are wholly unregulated, the state is losing all of this money while these illegal slot machines proliferate, and it’s not right,” Samms said. ”We know the entire industry is against these illegal slot machines, and we expect that they will support us in this venture.”

Read “Parx Casino Sues Pace-O-Matic, Alleging Company’s ‘Skill’ Games Are Illegal Gambling” by Max Mitchell here.