PA turns off gambling machines at 40 truck stops

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As part of efforts to combat the continued spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the state of Pennsylvania is was shutting down electronic gambling machines at truck stops until Jan. 4.

The terminals, which are similar to slot machines at a casino, are located at 40 truck stops across the state, including areas in Butler and Cambria counties.

Gov. Thomas Wolf also announced the closing of indoor dining at restaurants, gyms, school sports and entertainment venues. The orders also cap indoor gatherings at 10 people and outdoor gatherings at 50 people. All other in-person businesses must operate at 50% of normal capacity.

Online gambling, sports wagering and fantasy contests are not impacted by the closures.