Rutter’s chain of convenience stores in Pennsylvania has launched its first video gambling terminal at the store at 2125 Susquehanna Trail in York with Marquee by Penn, a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming, Inc.
The convenience store chain has said that they are planning to launch 10 more such rooms across the state this year.
“Rutter’s has evolved as a business over the years, from a dairy to convenience stores, from smokes and cokes to fuel and food service,” explains Scott Hartman, Rutter’s president, and CEO, in a statement. “We are constantly listening and learning from our customers, and VGTs are one example of our progressive model.”
Earlier, this year in June, Rutter’s Convenience store chain became the first store in Pennsylvania to secure a gambling license. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board allowed’ Rutter’s convenience store chain to install video gambling at their stores in Walker Township, Juniata County.
Rutter’s operates about 70 company-owned stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.
The company has plans to launch video gaming terminals at over one-third of its company-owned stores. In the next few months, it will be adding VGT at Port Royal, Duncansville and West Manchester.
Last week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) launched an exclusive self-exclusion program for gamblers who want to stay away from Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs).
The new program would allow gamblers to choose between a 1-year, 5-year or lifetime ban from the Video Gaming Terminals. The operators are directed not to accept wagers from those already registered with the self-exclusion program.