Under Pennsylvania law, all forms of gambling are illegal unless the Pennsylvania legislature has specifically authorized the gambling activity by statute.
In addition to the common forms of gambling many of us are familiar with such as licensed casinos, horse race tracks, the state lottery, and bingo games, the legislature has also authorized small games of chance as defined in the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act.
The small games of chance law authorizes certain non-profit organizations and for-profit taverns to conduct limited types of gambling, provided that the are properly licensed.
In Monroe County, the county treasurer, Claudette Segear, is the exclusive agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the issuance of Small Games of Chance licenses.
For more information, or to apply for a Small Games of Chance license, please visit the Monroe County Small Games of Chance page.
Office of the District Attorney
610 Monroe St., Suite 126
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Tel: (570) 517-3052
Fax: (570) 517-3863