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Contributions of Online Gambling to United States Tax Revenue

Gambling can cause illicit activities, but countries still allow this industry to roam free. This is because the gambling industry is one of the industries that contributes the most to the nation’s tax revenue.

Here we look at the tax revenue contributions of the online gambling industry here in the United States.

Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, their gambling revenue is around $6.8 billion on average. Their tax rate made it possible for the government to procure $2.8 billion of the total revenue of the gambling industry.

However, this may increase due to bills getting put forward that expands the freedom of online gambling facilities.

Nevada

Nevada is one of the places in the world that have the lowest tax rate for their gambling revenue. In fact, this is where you can find the most popular casinos in the world, and it’s only natural they have the highest gambling revenue, reaching $11.1 billion.

Of this revenue, they bring an estimated tax revenue of $745 million to the US.

New Jersey

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Since the opening of online casino and poker sites in November 2013, casino revenues have increased slowly. Their total gambling revenue is $5.8 billion, while $1.8 billion of this is from online gambling revenue.

This is enough to make up for their tax rate as they were required to bring $1.2 billion for their tax.

Delaware

Lottery facilities have a tax rate of 100% on the first $3 million revenue they generate each year. This is why racinos aren’t getting any money from online gambling. This ended as leaving facilities with no motivation to promote the games.

As for the side of online poker gaming, they were only able to generate $30,000 each month.

These are the reasons why the gambling industry of the state only generated $635 million which only comes from casinos, with $253 as the tax revenue from gambling.

While some of these states aren’t exactly in the best situation, we expect that their circumstances will at least become better for the next few months, as many legislations will be put forward by that time.

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How Much Can a Dealer Earn in Online Casinos Considering United States’ Wage Laws

For anyone who loves gambling, being a dealer in casinos may seem the greatest job in the world. Not only will you earn money, but you’ll also be able to play, or at least be part of the games you love.

Today we’ll be talking about how much a dealer can earn in an online casino, particularly as a live dealer in live casino games.

How Much Will You Make as a Live Dealer?

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This is the most important question you should be asking yourself when considering becoming a casino dealer. While the answer to the question varies, there are many factors that may help you decide if this job is right for you.

Minimum Wage

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It’s important to understand that games such as blackjack, poker, baccarat, or any other casino games for that matter, pay out the minimum wage… usually. This may range from $7 to $8 an hour, or it can go up to $10 the more you work for that casino.

According to statistics, you’ll earn an average of $14,500 a year in this job. This means you won’t be earning much in this job, but that’s if you don’t consider tips.

Tipping

Tipping is the main source of income for dealers in online casinos, as well as in land-based casinos. While there are countries, except the United States, that don’t allow tipping, they provide a higher base salary for their dealers.

In fact, if you’re considering tipping, you can earn as much as $100,000, or at least $30,000, from accepting tips as a dealer.

While the job is great, it’s important to understand that your livelihood relies on how satisfied the players at your table are with your services. That’s precisely why you should consider being friendly, but not too friendly, to your fellow casino lovers.

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States in the U.S. Most Likely to Legalize Online Gambling in 2019

So far, since there is a total of 50 states in the US, you can’t exactly call the nation free from online gambling restrictions. That is, considering that there are only three states at this moment that have legalized online gambling. Today, we look at these three states

New York

New York is one of the first states that proposed legislation for the operation of online gambling facilities inside the United States.

This was made possible when Senator Joseph Addabbo introduced Senate Bill 18, which made it okay for players 21 years of age or over to play online poker legally.

Michigan

Michigan’s legislation with online gambling isn’t in better shape than other states as an online gambling bill handed down by State Representative, Brandt Iden, was vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder, considering the issues regarding the Michigan Lottery.

West Virginia

Recently, lawmakers placed a new bill that makes online gambling legal in the state. That’s why West Virginia is perhaps the most likely of these states to have a legal online gambling operation this year.

The bill is HB 2178 and was introduced by State Representative Shawn Fluharty. Their goal is to legalize online casino gambling as well as online poker services, although only limited to the five retail casino brands existing in the state.

What’s to Come to the United States Regarding Online Gambling?

Advocates of online gambling in the United States are already making a move, including the government officials in each state.

Due to the recent bills regarding online gambling put forward to the governor’s desk, it’s expected to leave a feeling of uncertainty as to what the future of online gambling may be.

Hopefully, all three of these states will be open for online gambling facilities to operate this year. However, there’s no doubt that at least one of them would’ve legalized online gambling at the end of the year.