Bet the house on Pa. banking on gambling By Delco Daily Times August 31, 2018 at 3:21 pm Interested in a sure bet? Forget the lottery.Put your house on the Pennsylvania Legislature. How so. Simple. Every time the Keystone State finds itself in a financial pinch – and when was the last time the state did not need more revenue? – it turns to its favorite vice. Yes, instead of reforming government programs, cutting costs, or considering new sources of revenue (as in new taxes), our elected officials instead roll the dice. But this isn’t gambling. For the state, it’s a sure thing. For bettors? Not so much. And for all the social ills that ride the coattails of this massive foray into legal wagering, it’s a litany of broken lives and family woe.