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Marijuana & Hemp

article Colorado surpasses $1 billion in marijuana tax revenue (6/12/2019)
(Colorado) -- Colorado has surpassed $1 billion in tax revenue from marijuana sales since recreational use was legalized in 2014. Marijuana tax, license and fee revenue...
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California Gaming

article Tax Deductions on Gambling Losses Under Threat in California, Tribal Casinos Expected to Fight Back (6/11/2019)
(California) -- California State Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) wants to put an end to tax-deductible gambling losses. Under current federal and state law, gamblers...
article Loophole: California lawmaker looks to end gambling tax deduction for ‘wealthy’ Indian casino customers (6/10/2019)
(California) -- A California lawmaker, long known for his support of gaming expansion issues in the state, wants to end a gambling tax deduction and target the money...
article Merced official wants to end ‘$300 million sin subsidy’ for wealthy California gamblers (5/30/2019)
(California) -- Assemblymember Adam Gray, D-Merced, says he has a plan to improve the health and clean the drinking water of Central San Joaquin Valley residents by...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Legislature approves tax on fantasy sports betting, still debating real sports betting (6/5/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The Senate on Tuesday approved a 15.5 percent tax on online fantasy sports betting along with an amendment that represented a last-ditch effort to keep...
article House panel oks tax for yet to be legalized sports betting (5/20/2019)
(Louisiana) -- After much discussion about the appropriateness of legalizing sports betting, a Louisiana House panel Monday narrowly approved legislation that would tax...
article Millions of dollars at stake as Harrah's challenges state tax bill in midst of New Orleans extension talks (5/18/2019)
(Louisiana) -- While asking state lawmakers to grant an early extension of their monopoly license to operate a land casino in New Orleans, the owners of Harrah’s...
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Poarch Creek

article A bad beat for Bethlehem: Tax on Sands casino sale far less than dreamed of (6/5/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Seeing a price tag of $1.3 billion when the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem sale was announced in March 2018, Bethlehem’s eyes lit up like a...
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Fantasy Sports

article State senate approves tax for online fantasy sports betting (6/4/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The Senate on Tuesday approved a 15.5 percent tax on online fantasy sports betting along with an amendment that represented a last-ditch effort to keep...
article Ala. Senate passes bill legalizing fantasy sports, ups tax (5/28/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Senate has passed legislation legalizing online fantasy sports contests. Former Attorney General Luther Strange shut down fantasy sports...
article Our Views: Louisiana lawmakers are still too low on taxes for fantasy sports' national companies (5/25/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The Legislature is moving in the right direction, though not far enough, on tax rates for a new form of gaming that does not employ many, if any,...
article Fantasy sports betting, tax takes shape in Louisiana (5/23/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have backed a regulatory framework and tax rate for online fantasy sports contests for cash prizes, games that were...
article Fantasy Sports Restriction Bill Passes Louisiana House Committee (5/23/2019)
(Louisiana) -- As many states are in favor of sports betting, an equal number are against. Take Louisiana. The House Committee just passed a fantasy sports restriction...
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Illinois Gaming

article Gaming expansion bill to raise slot machine fees (6/4/2019)
(Illinois) -- The city of Rockford played its cards rights and could bring in more revenue because of the Illinois gaming expansion bill. "Obviously the state needs...
article Illinois Video Gambling Tax Hike Will Be Decided by Lawmakers With Financial Ties to the Industry (5/28/2019)
(Illinois) -- With the Illinois General Assembly poised to consider a tax hike on video gambling, some key lawmakers and their family members have developed previously...
article Bier Stube owner joins fight against Illinois plan to hike video-gaming tax (5/24/2019)
(Illinois) -- Small-business owners across Illinois are fighting Gov. J.B. Pritzker's plan to raise taxes on revenue from video-gaming terminals, which currently...
article Illinois governor proposes tax on video gambling (5/24/2019)
(Illinois) -- Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is considering raising taxes on video gambling as part of a proposed bill. The increase would be about 20%. The governor...
article Pritzker says tax increases worth it for construction plan (5/23/2019)
(Illinois) -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he is confident that Illinois residents will swallow $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes to pay for a massive state...
article Guest Commentary | 'Tax holidays' for gambling in Illinois have gone on too long (5/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker could immediately raise billions of new tax dollars by simply taxing Illinois gambling at the average rates of other states....
article Low Tax Rates 'Key' For Sports Betting Success In Illinois (5/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- One year after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states outside of Nevada to set up their own sports betting rules, some experts are offering Illinois...
article Illinois bars, VFWs upset over Gov. Pritzker's plan to increase video gaming taxes (5/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- The owner of Crehan’s Irish Pub in Belleville, has five video gaming terminals, and is worried about the governor’s budget proposal to increase...
article Video gaming operators float alternative to Pritzker’s tax hike (5/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- If the state of Illinois wants more revenue from video gambling, one gaming industry executive said Thursday, lawmakers should loosen betting restrictions...
article Business owners wage preemptive fight against video gambling tax hike (5/8/2019)
(Illinois) -- Randy Rehmer, owner of Waterloo’s Double R Bar just south of East St. Louis, says raising taxes on video gambling will eat at the $70,000 he makes...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Is Kentucky being ‘shortchanged’ on its ‘slots’? (6/2/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Sitting at one of the hundreds of betting machines at Derby City Gaming in Louisville – with names like Electric Nights and Vegas Fortune -- it...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau tourism committee starts to doubt tourist tax idea (5/30/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau seemed to be pretty set on the idea of establishing a tourist tax when they surveyed their people about how proceeds from it should be spent. We’...
article Macau tourist tax not the solution to over-tourism problem: scholar (5/22/2019)
(Macau) -- A tourist tax being proposed by the Macao Government Tourism Office is the wrong path to take in combatting “over-tourism” to the Macau, according...
article Macau govt launches survey on tourist tax (5/21/2019)
(Macau) -- The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has launched a survey on the potential introduction of a tourist tax to the city. The public opinion poll includes...
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Miccosukee Tribe

article U.S. Supreme Court Turns Down Tax Appeal By Miccosukee Tribe (5/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up an appeal about whether gambling revenues distributed to members of the Miccosukee Tribe of...
article U.S. Supreme Court Turns Down Tax Appeal By Miccosukee Tribe (5/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up an appeal about whether gambling revenues distributed to members of the Miccosukee Tribe of...
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Sports Betting

article One Year In, Who Are The Big Losers Of Legal US Sports Betting? (5/29/2019)
(USA) -- The legalization of sports betting on a state-by-state basis has created plenty of winners (see our previous article). It would be great if everyone could be a...
article States seeing mixed results with sports gambling (5/28/2019)
(USA) -- A little more than a year after a U.S. Supreme Court decision lifted the 1992 federal ban on sports betting, 14 states have either moved forward with allowing...
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Trump Adminstration

article A devastating analysis of the tax cut shows it’s done virtually no economic good (5/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- You may remember all the glowing predictions made for the December 2017 tax cuts by congressional Republicans and the Trump administration: Wages...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Massachusetts Casinos Want Sports Betting Exclusivity, Low Tax Rates (5/28/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gaming operators submitted their legal sports betting proposals to state lawmakers Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the statehouse will...
article Massachusetts casinos release sports betting wishlist: legal, moderately taxed and reserved for them (5/27/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- As the Massachusetts legislature prepares to debate the legalization of sports betting, the state’s casino companies are putting their cards on...
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Oregon Gaming

article Oregon Lawmakers Propose Bill Affecting Gambling Tax Breaks (5/28/2019)
(Oregon) -- In many states across the US where casino gambling is legalized, players have the opportunity to write off certain gambling losses at tax time. In Oregon,...
article Oregon considering changes to gambling tax breaks (5/27/2019)
(Oregon) -- In Oregon, as well as in other states, certain gambling losses can be written off by gamblers when they calculate their taxes. This could soon change, though...
article Gamblers could lose Oregon tax break (5/25/2019)
(Oregon) -- Oregon gamblers could lose out on a tax break that takes some of the sting out of a bad day at the casino. Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would...
article Oregon Weighs Ending Tax Break for Gambling Losses as Tribes Oppose Bill (5/25/2019)
(Oregon) -- Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon is leading a fight against a state proposal that would end a tax deduction for gambling losses...
article Gamblers could lose Oregon tax break (5/13/2019)
(Oregon) -- Oregon gamblers could lose out on a tax break that takes some of the sting out of a bad day at the casino. Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would...
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Sports Leagues

article As US sports betting expands, leagues fight for their cut (5/25/2019)
(New York) -- One year after the US Supreme Court cleared the way for legalized gambling, the US sports industry is still in pivot mode as betting spreads in fits and...
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First Nations

article Ontario making it easier for First Nation people to buy tax-exempt gas (5/24/2019)
(Ontario) -- First Nation people, band councils, band-empowered entities, and tribal councils are entitled to purchase tax-exempt gasoline for their exclusive use from...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article House rejects regulatory and taxing plan for sports betting (5/23/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana House rejected Thursday the bill that would set up the taxing and regulation of sports betting, should lawmakers legalize that sort of...
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British Columbia Gaming

article Drop in casino revenue hits Coquitlam coffers (5/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A drop in VIP gambling at the Hard Rock Casino could have budget repercussions for the city of Coquitlam. The most recent financial statements from...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Parx Casino Sports Betting Made State $326K In Taxes In April (5/16/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The state made $326,627 in taxes from sports wagering at Bensalem's Parx Casino in April, statistics show. All told, eight casinos across the...
article Valley Forge Casino Sports Betting Made State $136K In Taxes (5/16/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The state made $136,703 in taxes from sports wagering at Valley Forge Casino in April, statistics show. All told, eight casinos across the commonwealth...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article State senator expects HB 2667 to reach governor’s desk (5/8/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Having gone through votes in the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives, a bill that could facilitate an uptick in casino gambling is now awaiting...
article Bill would eliminate cap on gambling loss deductions [sub req] (5/3/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders are asking state elected officials to pass House Bill 2667 because they're worried about losing gaming revenue, which could affect the...
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Tribal Taxation

article EDITORIAL: Federal appeals court wisely upholds Riverside County tax on Indian lands (5/8/2019)
(California) -- It should be three strikes and you’re out for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians’ legal bid to stop Riverside County from collecting...
article Can Riverside County tax people leasing Indian trust lands? Ninth Circuit Court says yes. (5/6/2019)
(California) -- A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of Riverside County in a lawsuit that sought to block the county from collecting taxes from leaseholders on...
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Colorado Gaming

article Cripple Creek sports gambling could come with hefty state tax, to be used for Colorado water plans (4/30/2019)
(Colorado) -- If Colorado voters approve the initiation of sports gambling into Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Central City in November, the state will impose a 10...
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Other News

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...
article Estes cosponsors bipartisan bill to make kiddie tax fair for tribal youth (5/22/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS) on May 16 cosponsored a bipartisan bill that would treat certain payments made by Indian tribal governments as earned...
article Nevada, Illinois representatives want jackpot reporting threshold raised to $5,000 (5/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Two members of Congress from large gaming states asked the Treasury Department Monday to increase the reporting threshold for slot machine jackpots...
article Calls for mandatory tax on gambling industry to treat addiction in UK (5/8/2019)
(UK) -- Gambling laws should be radically overhauled, including a mandatory tax on the industry to fund addiction treatment, according to the authors of a paper. The...
article Imperial Pacific tax payments plummet in 2019 (4/29/2019)
(Saipan) -- Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has paid just US$41,000 in Business Gross Revenue Tax (BGRT) since 1 July 2018, according to officials...
article Ireland to drop 2% turnover tax for favoured two-tier approach (4/16/2019)
(Ireland) -- The Irish Independent has this weekend reported that the Dáil Éireann will move to present a two-tiered betting tax plan to the European Commission for EU-...
article OP/ED: CS Matiang'i right on betting tax, wrong on closure (4/2/2019)
(Kenya) -- Taxation goes as far as the history of humanity itself. The history of application of acceptable tax to humanity and business is dotted with a lot of back and...
article Tribal scholarships no longer subject to tax (3/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Native American students who receive scholarships from their tribe are no longer required to pay taxes on those dollars, even if students use the funds for...
article New rules for gamblers take effect (3/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed in late December 2017 made certain changes to the rules concerning gambling winnings and losses. The main change...
article Turf Authorities of India push for lower taxes on horse races (3/9/2019)
(India) -- India’s Goods & Services Tax (GST) system is currently a hot-button topic in the country. In addition to a push for a single-tax system for state...
article Gambling Loss Deduction Can Be Claimed on 2018 Tax Return (3/7/2019)
(USA) -- With sports gambling becoming more and more prevalent across the U.S., many Americans have something else they can surprisingly claim on their tax return...
article There's a huge tax bill if you hit the $348 million Powerball or $267 million Mega Millions jackpot (3/1/2019)
(USA) -- If you manage to hit the jackpot in the next Mega Millions or Powerball drawing, don't forget that the taxman will be waiting in the wings to claim a piece...
article Tribal tax proposals set framework for long-standing deals (2/6/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Yesterday, we reported on MHA nation, the executive and legislative branches all coming together to reach, in principle, a new deal on how they share...
article Seven Tips for Tribal Governments to Reduce Tribal Member Taxes in 2019 (2/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- When President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December 2017, it marked the first major overhaul of the U.S. tax system in...
article Betting on the Super Bowl? The IRS will want a piece of your winnings (2/3/2019)
(USA) -- If you win money in a Super Bowl bet on Sunday, remember while you're celebrating that Uncle Sam can be a bit of a party crasher. No matter where you wager...
article Gamblers Are Betting Big Money On The Super Bowl, But Even Small Wagers May Have Tax Consequences (2/3/2019)
(USA) -- Who’s going to win Super Bowl LIII? So far, odds-makers have the New England Patriots edging out the Los Angeles Rams for the win in Atlanta.

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