The online gaming sector is pushing its way to a countrywide legalisation.
US.- The online gaming industry is paving its way to a complete legalisation in Pennsylvania State, as the local House Gaming Oversight Committee will be carrying out this Thursday a special hearing on the debate. This week’s session will seemingly be hold among the State’s Senate representatives.
A first scheduled hearing was cancelled, but the local press revealed that this Thursday both the Committee and the Senate may be debating the issue. Pennsylvania is supporting the online gaming legislation as it could generate further incomes. Casino hosts counties have perceived less fees since the Supreme Court ruled that the former gaming tax regime, Gaming Act of 2004, was unconstitutional last year.
This week’s joint hearing would help accelerate the approval process of the online gaming regulation in Pennsylvania. The latest bill, HB 392, has been sponsored by State’s Representative George Dunbar along with seven co-sponsors. The tax rate would be of 14 percent for online gaming operators’ gross revenue and 2 percent on gross gaming revenue for host communities.
The iGaming bill includes a special tax on slots operations to compensate the incomes that the counties stopped receiving after the Supreme Court’s measure. Dunbar’s HB 392 would legislate the online gaming sector as well as the sports betting industry.