Tax Dismay Clouds Pennsylvania’s Online Prospects

Although U.S. internet gambling boosters notched a big win when Pennsylvania lawmakers passed a bill Thursday, analysts and operators are already raising doubts about whether the measure’s proposed tax structure is viable.

Under House Bill 271, which is now with Democratic Governor Tom Wolf, online poker and internet table games would each be taxed at a 16 percent rate, while web-based slot games would be subjected to a far higher 54 percent rate.

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