Day: May 24, 2024

Campaign for Fairer Gambling Says Sportsbook Firms Using ‘Dubious Claims’ in Illinois

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) is pushing to boost the state’s sports betting tax to 35% from 15% to raise needed cash and that’s not to the liking of the gaming industry, which one group says is employing “dubious claims” in a bid to defeat the governor’s plan. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signs a bill…

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Effort to Increase Massachusetts Online Sportsbook Tax Fails

A legislative effort in Massachusetts to jack up the state’s effective tax rate on gross revenue won by online sportsbooks in the commonwealth failed on Thursday. Massachusetts state Sen. John Keenan wanted the state to receive more money from online sports betting operators like DraftKings and FanDuel. His motion to increase the state’s tax on…

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