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After the midterms elections and the voting complete, there were major changes that happened affecting the gambling industry in the United States. Positions like the governor, seats in the Senate and House of Representatives were also changed.
Today, we’ll talk about these changes and how they affected the states in the US and the online gambling industry.
Fortunately, these changes were in favor of the expansion of the gambling industry. The individuals that were voted for as government officials were, as luck would have it, fond with the idea of online gambling.
The Impact of The Midterms Elections Results on Online Gambling
Before anything else, the impact of the midterms elections was focused on the five states in the US, namely Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida, Illinois, and Michigan. While there are negative effects, the positive impact overshadows them.
Casino Expansion Voted by Arkansas Citizen
After the midterm’s elections, the majority of Arkansas voters, particularly 54 percent of them, made it possible for casino expansion as they approved this measure. This made the casino industry legal, although online casinos aren’t included.
This is a positive impact of the midterms elections as it might result in the opening of the Oaklawn horse track as well as the dog track in West Memphis. Their casino revenues will also increase, and online gambling may not be a dream anymore to this state.
Online Gambling Sites Are Struggling in Florida
In the midterm’s elections, voters were given the right to decide if gambling expansion decisions are to be kept, or if the people of Florida are to be given power.
Florida voters have approved this measure and this made it difficult for new casino facilities to be built inside the state.
This is also a result of the cooperation of Disney and Seminole Tribe after spending over $20 million for the anti-casino measure. This is perhaps because Disney wants to hold its edge in tourism, while Seminole wants to be the exclusive casino company in the area.
This also affected the online gambling sites, as they are not allowed to operate in the state. Greyhound racing was also banned in the state of Florida and racetracks will have to close down operation by the end of 2020.
Daily Fantasy Sports Approved by Louisiana
Daily fantasy sports are now approved by Louisiana residents, particularly the 47 parishes out of the 64 parishes in the state. The 47 parishes are also allowed to offer daily fantasy sports to residents.
However, it’s only limited to contests as fantasy sports competitions will not be considered gambling.
Governor of New Illinois is Fond of Sports Betting
Democrat J.B. Pritzker of the state of New Illinois is known to be in favor of sports betting. This is surely going to have a huge as Pritzker defeat the previous Republican governor of the state.
In fact, Pritzker had already mentioned in the past that he’s a supporter of sports betting legalization.
These are the five most significant changes brought by the midterm’s election in the US. Hopefully, these changes will continue to flourish until new legislation are made for legalizing online gambling.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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 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’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.
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.