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Missouri Gaming

article For Missouri’s small casino towns, coronavirus closures were a big financial hit (5/30/2020)
(Iowa) -- The Mark Twain Casino in La Grange employs about 200 people — a significant number, considering the town’s total population doesn’t quite top...
article Missouri losing tens of millions of dollars with casino closures (5/18/2020)
(Missouri) -- The closure of Missouri casinos in the coronavirus crisis has cost the state a million dollars per day in lost tax revenue. The head of the Missouri Gaming...
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Online Gaming

article Coronavirus could lead more states to OK sports, online betting (5/30/2020)
(USA) -- The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the United States as states deal with huge budget deficits...
article Virus could lead more states to OK sports, online betting (5/29/2020)
(USA) -- The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal with huge budget deficits and look...
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Pamunkey Tribe

article Norfolk confirms Pamunkey tribe for casino project, but it won’t be on tribal land (5/29/2020)
(Virginia) -- Officials in a Virginia city decided Tuesday that a waterfront casino project would move forward, but would no longer be built on Pamunkey Indian Tribe...
article Norfolk casino do-over vote brings some changes to plans moving forward (5/28/2020)
(Virginia) -- Plans for a waterfront casino in Norfolk’s Harbor Park are moving along, but details in the proposal are a lot different. Last night, Norfolk city...
article Norfolk casino do-over vote brings some changes to plans moving forward (5/27/2020)
(Virginia) -- Plans for a waterfront casino in Norfolk’s Harbor Park are moving along, but details in the proposal are a lot different. Last night, Norfolk city...
article Norfolk decides proposed casino would not be on tribal land, so the city would get tax revenue (5/27/2020)
(Virginia) -- Norfolk still plans to play host to a major casino resort run by the Pamunkey Indian Tribe. But the City Council decided officially Tuesday it won’t...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pa. ends threat of tax hike due to casino shutdown (5/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- General Assembly approves transfer of $300 million to replenish fund for statewide homestead exemptions. An unforeseen hike in school tax bills is no...
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Virginia Gaming

article Casino taxes could erase losses from mall closure (5/29/2020)
(Virginia) -- In its first year of operation, taxes from a proposed casino at the former Bristol Mall could offset most Bristol, Virginia revenues lost since the mall...
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Seminole Tribe

article Watchdog group pushes ‘E-Fairness’, Seminole gaming compact amid state revenue loss (5/27/2020)
(Florida) -- A government watchdog group is calling on the Florida Legislature to establish a gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe and to collect tax on internet sales...
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Flandreau Santee Sioux

article Justices End SD's Attempts To Tax Sales At Tribal Casino [sub req] (5/26/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ended South Dakota's efforts to tax spending by nontribal members at a Native American casino, turning down the...
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Gambling Expansion

article Gambling legalization could save Brazil from its financial crisis (5/26/2020)
(Brazil) -- Brazilian Deputy Bacelar, who is also coordinator of the Mixed Parliamentary Front for the approval of the country’s Gambling Regulatory Framework, has...
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Illinois Gaming

article Illinois hoping lower tax rates will win it a Chicago casino (5/26/2020)
(Illinois) -- Illinois lawmakers are hoping they've shifted the odds in favor of finally establishing a Chicago casino. After months of negotiations, the Democratic-...
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American Gaming Association

article AGA Targets Slot Reporting Threshold (5/25/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association has renewed its call to end the $1,200 federal reporting threshold for slot wins, originally set in 1977. The AGA...
article AGA Aims To Raise Casino Slot Jackpot Tax Reporting Threshold To ‘Realistic Level’ (5/22/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s time for a change. Earlier this week, the Trump administration issued an executive order to identify regulatory reform opportunities to...
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Card Clubs

article The Smallest City In LA Has Lost Its Volcano, Its Casino, And Most Of Its Money (5/22/2020)
(California) -- Occupying less than one square mile of land just east of the 605 Freeway at Carson Street, Hawaiian Gardens is the smallest city in Los Angeles County....
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Mississippi Gaming

article Reopening Mississippi casinos signals a major boost to lagging tax revenues (5/22/2020)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s current leadership is taking a page from the state’s not-so-distant past by making the state’s gaming industry one of...
article Reopening of state’s casinos signals a major boost to lagging state tax revenues (5/20/2020)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s current leadership is taking a page from the state’s not-so-distant past by making the state’s gaming industry one of...
article As Tunica gaming revenue plummets, county officials plan for budget hit (4/30/2020)
(Mississippi) -- North Mississippi casinos were fresh off their best February in years. The $61 million in gross gaming revenue that Tunica and Coahoma County casinos...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article State won't make good on casino payout to Tiverton (5/22/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- No dice was the answer Tiverton officials got from the state lottery and governor’s office to a request to make good on $1.84 million in gaming...
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Colorado Gaming

article Colorado gaming commission rejects casinos' plea for tax relief (5/21/2020)
(Colorado) -- Despite warnings from Colorado Gaming Association leaders that some casinos are teetering on the brink of permanent closure after being shut down since...
article Cripple Creek Casinos Granted Another $300,000-Plus Fee Waiver (5/15/2020)
(Colorado) -- Santa arrived a little early in 2020 for the local gaming industry. But one gift definitely lacking in St. Nick’s bag of goodies: a set casino...
article City of Cripple Creek Bracing For the Worst With Coronavirus Devastation (5/11/2020)
(Colorado) -- The financial bombing from COVID-19 is creating much carnage in the Cripple Creek community and southern Teller, with the city now bracing itself for $2.2...
article Central City predicts financial downfall due to casino closings (5/10/2020)
(Colorado) -- Central City council meeting convened at 2:01 p.m. on April 21, 2020. In attendance were Mayor Jeremy Fey, Mayor Pro-Tem Judy Laratta, Alderman Jeff Aiken...
article Black Hawk continues casino tax forgiveness (5/2/2020)
(Colorado) -- Black Hawk City Council was called to order on April 8, 2020, at 3 p.m. through a Zoom virtual meeting, for the second time since the onset of the Covid-19...
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William Hill

article William Hill and GVC expected to claim back £350m in FOBT tax (5/20/2020)
(UK) -- William Hill and GVC are expected to reclaim up to £350m from HMRC after bookmakers and casinos won a £1bn legal battle over tax paid on fixed-odds...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Senate panel turns back casino tax breaks (5/16/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana Senate Revenue & Fiscal Affairs committee Friday rejected an effort to cut taxes on “free play” promotions that the gambling...
article Sports betting and casino tax relief bills move forward in Louisiana (5/6/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Senate Bill 378 and 130 approved Tuesday by the committee would let voters decide on Nov. 3 whether to allow wagering on college and professional sports...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Coronavirus closes Atlantic City casinos, dealing the industry another losing hand (5/11/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- After years of ups and downs, Atlantic City’s casinos are facing another setback. All nine of them remain closed because of the coronavirus and...
article Atlantic City councilman predicts bleak future for the city (5/5/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City (AC) can’t seem to catch a break. Years of mismanagement that culminated in former mayor Frank Gilliam being busted for wire fraud...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau govt expects US$6.3bln in 2020 gaming tax (5/10/2020)
(Macau) -- The Macau government is now expecting to collect nearly MOP49.98 billion (US$6.26 billion) in taxes from the city’s gaming industry this year, according...
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Nevada Gaming

article Nevada economy’s overreliance on tourism is taking a toll (5/10/2020)
(Nevada) -- Nevada has one of the least-diversified economies in the nation, such that even other tourist hot spots such as Hawaii are better equipped to handle the...
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Maryland Gaming

article With casinos closed, Maryland takes a revenue hit (5/7/2020)
(Maryland) -- The forced closure of Maryland’s casinos since mid-March has left quite a hole in state coffers. The six casinos generated more than $145 million in...
article No casinos means no money for Maryland (5/6/2020)
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s six casinos closed March 16 under guidelines to halt the spread of the coronavirus, and it is not just casino operators who are losing...
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MGM Springfield

article Springfield To Seek Reimbursements For Emergency Spending, Belt-Tightening As Revenues Plunge (5/6/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, red ink is mounting for cities and towns. In the six weeks since the state of emergency was declared in...
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British Columbia Gaming

article City of Kamloops in talks with Victoria on gambling revenue issue (5/5/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian said the city is in discussions with the provincial government about the impending loss in gambling revenue as casinos...
article Casino closures could hurt finances of cities, community groups (5/2/2020)
(British Columbia) -- With casinos closed across B.C., municipalities and community groups could lose out on cash with less gaming revenue to share. All casinos, bingo...
article Municipalities, non-profits lose out on B.C. casino revenue due to COVID-19 closures (5/1/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A lengthy closure of B.C.’s casinos and gaming centres would deprive local governments and community groups of millions of dollars in gaming...
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Iowa Gaming

article Polk County forgoes tax cut as pandemic hobbles horse racing, other revenue sources (5/5/2020)
(Iowa) -- Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Polk County supervisors were mulling whether they could lower the county’s property tax levy next year. But without...
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Arkansas Gaming

article County considers budget adjustments to meet reduced revenue (5/3/2020)
(Arkansas) -- The Garland County Quorum Court Finance Committee will consider an ordinance Monday night reducing this year's general fund appropriations by $701,404...
article Pine Bluff, county consider budget-cut options (5/1/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Government officials in Jefferson County and Pine Bluff said they face the specter of furloughs, cuts in services and long-term struggles as a result of...
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Graton Rancheria

article Rohnert Park projects $7 million shortfall through June, cuts to next year’s budget of at least $8 million (5/3/2020)
(California) -- Rohnert Park anticipates a budget shortfall of more than $7 million by the end of June due to the financial effects of the coronavirus crisis while...
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Connecticut Gaming

article CT casino towns rolling snake eyes in coronavirus economy (5/1/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The eastern Connecticut towns surrounding the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos have absorbed the biggest brunt of layoffs in the early weeks of the...
article Connecticut tax collections drop sharply as coronavirus shutdown continues; potential deficit of $3.2B in 2022 (4/30/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s tax collections took a sharp nosedive in the past six weeks that is expected to continue as the coronavirus shutdown continues...
article Connecticut stands to lose billions in taxes due to coronavirus as McConnell favors letting cash-strapped states go bankrupt (4/24/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut stands to lose as much as $2 billion in taxes over two years from the toll the coronavirus has taken on the state’s economy, and...
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New Jersey Gaming

article N.J. losing billions in epic tax revenue shortfall. These stunning examples show how bad it is. (5/1/2020)
(New Jersey) -- By all accounts, state tax collections are in for a beating. Gov. Phil Murphy has described them as “falling off the cliff." Budget experts...
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New York Gaming

article Coronavirus aftershocks could cost Niagara Falls investment grade rating (4/29/2020)
(New York) -- A financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic added to already strained finances has dragged Niagara Falls, New York, to the verge of junk status. Fitch...
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Hard Rock

article Existing taxes, not gaming tax revenue, would bolster Bristol (4/25/2020)
(Virginia) -- Casinos permitted by public referendum through new, landmark legislation are forecast to generate millions in new revenues for Bristol and four other...
article Casino gaming revenue could fund future repairs for Bristol Virginia Public Schools (4/24/2020)
(Virginia) -- As Washington-Lee Elementary students have been away from school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, crews have been working to repair damage from a 20-foot sink...
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Other News

article Regulation round-up: Italy's tax increase, sports betting exempt from Swedish restrictions (5/26/2020)
(Worldwide) -- The Italian Government has approved a temporary tax on sports betting turnover, as the nation attempts to recover from the coronavirus outbreak. The...
article Cyprus flags ‘discrepancies’ in sports betting ops’ tax filings (5/12/2020)
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus-licensed online sports betting operators appear to be dodging their tax obligations, according to the country’s national auditor. On Tuesday,...
article When It Comes To Gambling On The Super Bowl, You Can Bet The IRS Is Watching (2/3/2020)
(USA) -- I finished a disappointing fourth place in this year's Fantasy Football. Even worse: I was beaten by a 13 year-old. That might explain why I'm choosing...
article Tribe, county come to sales tax agreement ending legal fight (1/30/2020)
(Washington) -- A Washington state Native American tribal group reached an agreement to end a federal lawsuit and begin sharing millions of dollars in sales tax receipts...
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...

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