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Rutter’s Begins Rollout of Gaming Rooms

Chain partners with Marquee by Penn on video gaming terminals
Photograph courtesy of Rutter's

YORK, Pa. — Add gaming to the list of things customers can do at Rutter’s. The convenience-store chain, in conjunction with gaming company Marquee by Penn, has opened its first room for video gaming terminals (VGTs) at one location in York County.

Rutter’s plans to open 10 or more rooms with VGTs in 2019, with more slated for 2020.

“Rutter’s has evolved as a business over the years, from a dairy to convenience stores, from smokes and Cokes to fuel and foodservice,” said Scott Hartman, Rutter’s president and CEO. “We are constantly listening and learning from our customers, and VGTs are one example of our progressive model.”

Rutter’s expects to open three more rooms at qualifying establishments in Pennsylvania within the coming month, including locations in Port Royal, Duncansville and West Manchester.

“We are excited to partner with Rutter’s and combine our expertise with their established success in the convenience store industry,” said Jeff Morris, vice president of public affairs for Penn National Gaming, Wyomissing, Pa., the parent company of Marquee by Penn.

Locations licensed for VGTs will have five machines in a designated VGT room for customers 21 and older. Customers will be able to enjoy Rutter’s food and beverages while playing.

York, Pa.-based Rutter’s is No. 96 in CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of c-stores by number of company-owned retail outlets.

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