The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s attempt to ban guns in local casinos has been rejected. Attorney General Kathleen Kane reviewed an August 2014 action by the Gaming Control Board trying to prevent firearms from being brought into private facilities. Kane ruled the gaming board does not have the right to make that action enforceable by law. Her opinion does not change individual casinos ability to prohibit firearms on their premises.
According to Kane a 2011 law passed by the General Assembly stated no commonwealth entity could regulate firearms. While the gaming board cannot regulate the situation, owners of the establishments have the right to turn away individuals carrying weapons in order to protect all their clientele. Additionally Mark Oppenheimer, a spokesman for Parx and Greenwood Gaming, stated he does not know of any Pennsylvania casino that allows firearms on their property.