In his 2024 budget proposal, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro called for bringing the issue of regulating skill games to the table while suggesting that a 42% tax on the games could see an estimated $150 million dollars in revenue for the state.

A recent decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court may have taken that out of the question, for now.

"Everybody is saying maybe let us take a step back and let the courts decide what they believe, if these machines are legal or illegal and then however they would rule on it we would have decide after that as far as a tax rate," said State Representative Pat Harkins.

Trying to find a compromise on the issue is not easy, while the Governor proposes a 42% tax on the games, Mike Barley, Chief Public Affairs Officer for Pace-O-Matic, Inc., believes that is a little too high.

"We can show the revenue that can be delivered with a lower tax number, something that is more reasonable that allows the business or the club to continue to make a profit, we have had those conversations and been successful and we will continue to work through that," Barley said.

State Rep. Harkins is also the Chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee and has seen both the pros and cons of regulating the games but also said it is important to not shortchange casinos.

"We are hopeful that we can help them out at the same time and find a formula that is going to work for everybody but it is going to come down to what the courts decide on this, do the courts believe that these are legal machines and if so how would we allow and regulate them in the state," Harkins said.