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Iowa Gaming

article Iowa gaming industry seeks change in how winnings are treated (1/23/2020)
(Iowa) -- When gamblers win $1,200 or more at Iowa casinos, they are subject to a search for debts owed to state government — child support, for example. State...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Gov. Stitt and tribal leaders verbally spar over gaming compacts (1/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt and representatives of Oklahoma's gaming tribes resumed their war of words Thursday, with Stitt claiming a tribal lawsuit against the...
article Stitt confident state will prevail in legal dispute with tribes over gaming (1/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday he is confident he will prevail in a lawsuit brought by the state’s three largest gaming tribes in a dispute about...
article Oklahoma Supreme Court rules in favor of Video Gaming Technologies' property taxes case (1/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- In a decision dated Dec. 17 but not yet released for publication, the Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Video Gaming Technologies, a...
article Seattle firm to take on Oklahoma tribal gaming compact dispute (1/5/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- In the continuing effort to obtain higher exclusivity rates on the Class III casino games that Oklahoma tribes pay to the state, Gov. Kevin Stitt has now...
article Oklahoma Supreme Court rules out property tax assessments on leased slot machines (1/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- County assessors trying to levy property taxes against a company that leases Class II gaming equipment to tribal casinos apparently have had a setback in...
article Busey: Battle over tribal gaming has serious downsides (11/26/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt seems intent on escalating the conflict with the tribes over gaming compacts. His strategy could force negotiations into court – a...
article Oklahoma Governor Stitt Like ‘Used Car Salesman’ in Compact Negotiations, Says Tribal Chief (11/25/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- In Oklahoma, ongoing tribal compact negotiations led by Governor Kevin Stitt have been “a used car salesman thing,” according to one tribal...
article Impeachment, opioid lawsuit, and gaming compacts discussions continue on Flash Point [3rd video] (11/24/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Each week, the Flash Point team tackles some of the biggest topics circulating in the Sooner State and beyond. State Representative (D-OKC) Mickey Dollens...
article Five Tribes say they're waiting for an offer from governor on gaming compacts (11/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Whatever Gov. Kevin Stitt is selling, the leaders of Oklahoma’s five largest Indian tribes aren’t buying. “It felt like a used car...
article Deduction cap may play role in casino debate (11/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- When it comes to the ongoing debate over renegotiation of state-tribal gaming compacts, there’s an elephant in the living room everyone pretends to...
article Fair and Biased: Increase in gambling fees an indirect tax on players! (11/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- On Thursday, Governor Kevin Stitt held a news conference on the impasse Oklahoma state government and the Indian tribes have in regard to the Indian gaming...
article VIDEO: Covering The Capitol: Latest Details In Indian Gaming Compact (11/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Tribal gaming compacts run out in just over a month or do they? That's the question and what our capitol reporter Aaron Brilbeck is set to find out...
article Gambling compact negotiations between Stitt/tribes stalled (11/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt said state-tribal negotiations over casino compacts have reached an impasse, but said he remains committed to an improved agreement that...
article Okla. Council Of Public Affairs Weighs In On Gaming Compact Dispute Between Tribes, Gov. Stitt (11/20/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Conservative think tank, the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs said casino gaming compacts with the state should be renegotiated. The OCPA said it has...
article Oklahoma organization issues support for renegotiation of tribal gaming compacts (11/20/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- As the battle over the state’s tribal gaming compacts continues, another organization is speaking out about the fight. Currently, Native American...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article Third quarter casino payment pushes Belleville over the $9 million mark (1/21/2020)
(Ontario) -- The City of Belleville has been handed its third-quarter payment from the OLG for hosting the Shorelines Casino. The payment of $835,503 in non-tax gaming...
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Nevada Gaming

article Gaming tax hike plan adds tinder to Nevada’s legislative races (1/18/2020)
(Nevada) -- It’s always interesting when Silver State politics intersects with the gaming industry. After this week’s announcement from Nevadans for Fair...
article Vegas teachers file petition for casino tax hike initiative (1/14/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-area teachers want to ask Nevada voters to approve a state constitutional amendment to hike taxes on the largest casinos in the state to raise...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article Will eSports Spike Digital Taxes? (1/17/2020)
(Internet) -- Historians and economists regularly look to tax policies to get a sense of what happened within a particular industry, society or country. No doubt the...
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Navajo Nation

article Bipartisan effort to send sales tax money to tribes in wake of NGS closure (1/16/2020)
(Arizona) -- To help the Navajo and Hopi tribes cope with the fallout of last year’s closure of the Navajo Generating Station power plant, a bipartisan effort is...
article 50 Years Ago: Court sides with Arizona on state tax issue (1/16/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo tribe received terrible news this week from an Arizona superior court judge who ruled in favor of the state on the question of whether Navajos...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article New York Comptroller Says Commercial Casinos Owe State Millions in Regulatory Costs (1/15/2020)
(New York) -- The comptroller in New York says the state’s four upstate commercial casinos have not been properly billed for the costs associated of regulating the...
article How the North Country hopes to cash in on new sports betting laws (12/26/2019)
(New York) -- New York passed a law this year allowing people to bet on sports at casinos. New York is the ninth state to allow bets like this. Our Kelly O'Brien...
article BARKIN: NY’s commercial casinos want a bailout disguised as a tax break (11/25/2019)
(New York) -- We have read with amusement the claim of commercial casino owners that they want “equalization” with Indian-operated casinos. That sounds...
article Casino appoaches $3B mark in taxes (11/21/2019)
(New York) -- Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park, the largest taxpayer in New York State, is closing on $3 billion paid to Albany since it opened eight years ago....
article Casino revenue helps lower Tyre town tax rates for 2020 (11/19/2019)
(New York) -- The Town Board unanimously adopted a 2020 town budget Thursday. The general town tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value will drop from $2.25 to $1.63. The...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Tennessee Gaming

article How Many Millions Would Tennessee Sports Betting Forfeit With Minimum Hold Rule? (1/13/2020)
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee sports betting could cost itself nearly $11 million annually in tax revenue by imposing minimum hold requirements on operators. That’s...
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Macau Gaming

article Study into Macau tourist tax feasibility shows industry groups strongly opposed (1/12/2020)
(Macau) -- A Feasibility Study into the possible introduction of a tourist tax for visitors to Macau has found strong opposition among industry groups, with around 80%...
article The people in favor of visitor tax (1/10/2020)
(Macau) -- The people of Macau are overwhelmingly in favor of a tax on tourists, a feasibility study conducted by the Macau Government Tourism Office has revealed. The...
article Macau Gaming Industry Responsible for 86 Percent of Enclave Government Tax Revenue (12/19/2019)
(Macau) -- The Macau gaming industry has delivered the local government MOP104.04 billion ($12.97 billion) this year through November, accounting for 86 percent of all...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Chicago Casino

article Cullerton predicts Lightfoot will get casino gambling fix, graduated real estate transfer tax during spring session (1/10/2020)
(Illinois) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot is “still learning” what Rahm Emanuel already knew about legislative lobbying, but she’ll get what she needs during...
article Would Chicago’s casino tax plan raise city’s take? (12/15/2019)
(Illinois) -- During her visit to Springfield last month, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pressed state lawmakers to lower tax rates on a future city casino after a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Many factors play into taxing casinos (12/23/2019)
(Virginia) -- When it comes to taxing casinos, the state would have different strategies to maximize its revenue and result in the greatest economic impact for...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article House investigation urged into casinos’ tax compliance (12/19/2019)
(Philippines) -- A legislator has called for an investigation into the tax compliance of casinos, including the quality of their revenue reports to the government. ACT...
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Illinois Gaming

article Fact-check: Would Chicago’s casino tax plan raise city’s take? (12/15/2019)
(Illinois) -- Visiting Springfield last month, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pressed state lawmakers to lower tax rates on a future city casino after a consultant found...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Lawmakers to talk drilling near tribal land during Tribal Taxation Committee (12/15/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Lawmakers are trying to squeeze in last minute meetings before the new year. Monday will be an important one for North Dakota’s tribal nations....
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Japan Gaming

article Japan pauses plan to withhold tax on foreigners' casino winnings (12/11/2019)
(Japan) -- Japan’s plan to withhold tax on casino winnings by foreign gamblers has been shelved, at least temporarily, for fear of scaring off casino investors. On...
article Japan considering applying withholding tax to casino winnings of non-resident foreigners (12/2/2019)
(Japan) -- The government is considering a plan to withhold taxes on winnings by nonresident foreigners at casino resorts, according to sources close to the matter. The...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City Council joins mayor's call for sports betting tax revenue (12/9/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- The governing body registered its support for the mayor's crusade to recoup a percentage of sports betting taxes that other municipalities receive...
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Europe Gaming

article EU Investigates Tax Deals Germany Grants To Casinos (sub req) (12/9/2019)
(Europe) -- The European Commission is investigating whether tax deals that Germany gives casino operators confer an unfair advantage on those enterprises, the body said...
article Denmark’s online gambling operators facing 40% tax hike (12/3/2019)
(Denmark) -- Denmark’s online gambling operators got an early lump of coal from the government via a plan to hike their gambling taxes to 28%. On Monday, Denmark...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Maryland Gov. Hogan unveils proposals for school construction and improving low-rated schools (12/5/2019)
(Maryland) -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled two proposals Thursday that he says will improve public schools in the state by constructing new school buildings and...
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Seneca Niagara

article District Court Confirms $220 Million Award, Finds No Manifest Disregard of Law (12/4/2019)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians moved under Section 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to vacate certain arbitration awards issued in favor of the state...
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Indiana Gaming

article Hoosier Lottery Sees Record Sales, Boosts Tax Reserves (11/29/2019)
(Indiana) -- he Hoosier Lottery is seeing record sales and sending more money than ever to Indiana’s tax reserves. Data shows that the lottery, in its 30th year,...
1 Article on this Issue

Charity Gaming

article Council rejects new charitable gambling tax (11/25/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Facing strong opposition from a veterans organization and the local youth hockey association, a planned change in how Mankato taxes charitable gambling...
1 Article on this Issue

Pamunkey Tribe

article Virginia could get $262 million a year in tax revenue from 5 casinos, study finds (11/25/2019)
(Virginia) -- A long-awaited report on the possible effects of allowing five casinos in Virginia found the state could get $262 million in tax revenue each year. The 200...
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Tribal Taxation

article LEGAL BLOG: New Eighth Circuit Decision Benefits Tribal Tax Codes (11/25/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal Tax Codes are typically designed to impose tax on only those on-reservation transactions that the state is constitutionally prohibited from...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article This state makes the most tax revenue from sports betting — and it’s not Nevada (11/20/2019)
(New Jersey) -- How much money can states earn in tax revenue if they legalize sports gambling? About 18 months since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article Ex-Goldman CEO Says Elizabeth Warren Attack Should Be Viewed as “Impressionist Art” (11/19/2019)
(New York) -- As you may have heard by now, a number of billionaires are not thrilled by the prospect of an Elizabeth Warren presidency, and, of late, have taken to the...
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Other News

article Caliente Group President Concerned About New Local Government Tax (1/19/2020)
(Mexico) -- Only 9 months after the official opening of the first gambling lounge by Caliente Group, in partnership with Euro Games Technology, the company faces serious...
article Legislative proposal would let rural tribes keep some state sales-tax money (1/15/2020)
(Arizona) -- Two lawmakers are proposing to let at least several Native American tribes keep some of the taxes generated from sales on reservations. The proposal by...
article New Jersey Man Admits Forging Casino Tax Forms With IRS (1/6/2020)
(New Jersey) -- False casino tax filings made with the IRS has left one New Jersey man facing up to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the scheme.
article N.J. man admits role in stealing over $1M from the government by forging casino tax forms (1/3/2020)
(New Jersey) -- A Middlesex County man admitted Friday that he ripped off the federal government by participating in a conspiracy that used phony gambling winnings forms...
article Brazil set to revert to 3% turnover tax for sports betting (12/16/2019)
(Brazil) -- The Brazilian government looks set to levy a 3% turnover tax on licensed betting operators, as opposed to the reduced 1% rate put forward in a draft...
article Sen. Manglona seeks explanation regarding decreasing casino tax (12/9/2019)
(Saipan) -- Senator Paul A. Manglona wrote Gov. Ralph DLG Torres another letter last week, this time asking him to explain the “drastic” decrease in the...
article Danish Government will increase online gambling tax in 2021 (12/3/2019)
(Denmark) -- The Danish Government has revealed plans to increase online gambling tax by eight percentage points in its 2020 Finance Act. The government claims the new...
article Reduced Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Hurting State Lottery Revenues (12/2/2019)
(USA) -- Lower Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots this year are causing reduced interest in the country’s two most popular games, and that is subsequently...
article Latvian parliament approves higher gambling taxes (11/15/2019)
(Latvia) -- Latvia’s parliament has approved proposals to raise certain land-based gaming taxes in the country, including the measures in the 2020 budget. Slot...
article Export markets cool for Washington’s giant clam, the geoduck, as tariffs mount and Chinese consumers get picky (10/24/2019)
(Washington) -- Some 40 feet down, diver Walter Lorentz Jr. groped along the bottom of Puget Sound, searching in the weak undersea light for small dimples that mark the...
article Italy gov’t plans new gamblers’ winnings tax, retail cash ban (10/13/2019)
(Italy) -- Italy’s gambling operators are bracing for impact after the government proposed still more tax hikes on the sector, this time targeting the operators...
article Henderson councilman may still owe millions to IRS (8/23/2019)
(Nevada) -- Henderson Councilman Dan Shaw owed the federal government millions of dollars from a failed business venture. And he still might.Tax records show that in...
article Is the IRS easing up on the wealthy? Residents of lower income, higher Native population counties more likely to be audited (8/18/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Corson and Campbell Counties are situated right next to each other, along South Dakota's northern border. Both encompass vast, sprawling plains,...
article My View: It’s time to act on student loan crisis (8/3/2019)
(USA) -- After reading Scott Reeder’s Aug. 1 op-ed “Student loan forgiveness is bad public policy,” I turned to my wife and said this is like someone...
article Laos Looks To Increase Levies on Gaming as Nation’s Economic Conditions Marginally Improve (6/26/2019)
(Cambodia) -- Casino operators in Laos may be sharing more of their revenue with the government starting next year. Several regional news organizations reported this...
article Czech Republic To Increase Taxes For Gambling Operators (6/18/2019)
(Czech Republic) -- The gambling operators in the Czech Republic will have to pay more taxes from the coming year. The Czech finance minister Alena Schillerová has said...
article Saipan pols propose 10% revenue tax on Imperial Pacific casino (6/17/2019)
(Saipan) -- Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International’s gaming revenue tax holiday may be coming to an end, if some local politicians have their way.
article New gambling tax is moving up the agenda here's how it needs to work (6/15/2019)
(UK) -- Gambling has become a talking point in the UK Conservative Party leadership election after the health secretary Matt Hancockcalled fora £100m-plus annual...
article Top bookie boss supports mandatory profits levy for betting firms to help fight gambling addiction (6/15/2019)
(UK) -- The managing director of one of Britain’s biggest bookies has supported a mandatory levy on his company’s profits to combat gambling addiction....
article BLOG: Gambling Tax: It’s not as difficult as you think (5/24/2019)
(UK) -- Whenever someone makes money, the government always finds some way to tax it, so gambling winnings shouldn’t be an exception right? But the answer might...

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