Casino is an interest for tax authorities, and the authorities are always trying to reduce the harmful effects of gambling. However, the desire to replenish the budget always wins, therefore, it is discussed or legalization or empowering gambling institutions.
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The experience of the legislation of different countries shows that, one way or another, parliaments borrow someone else’s experience or resort to its own in solving a particular problem. It is difficult to find something completely new, always present or first or second.
Always between supporters of the opening of casino and other types of gambling and their opponents arise. It is connected with the game affect people. On the one hand, there is a really positive economic effect, with another inevitably the appearance of dependence in people who are interested in games.
It is an opinion on the dangers of gambling business, primarily for the poorest sections of society. However, this opinion is considered unconfirmed. The excitement arises due to the attractiveness of gambling business for criminals for the purpose of money laundering. Casino serve as a nutrient soil for prostitution and other types of illegal activities.
Casino activities operating both in online mode and in the real world causes constant disputes that born new bills. They are directed, if not for a complete solution to the problems, then at least on their mitigation. The proposals discussed below are nominated in different regions of the United States and other countries.
They are a large compromise option in the regulation of gambling activities.
Initially, the territory is considered to be the most hostile way against gambling business. A full ban on the activities of the casino and other institutions for gambling. However, difficulties with the budget, the lack of funding funds of scholarships, money for which is taken from the lotteries.
One of the local senators made a law that is allowed to open 64 casinos in the state, 2 in the capital, and 4 more on the borders of the state. It is proposed to introduce a tax in the amount of 12% on the profit from the casino. 90% of budget revenues are planned to spend on educational programs and scholarships for students. The head of state stated that he did not support the bill, in his opinion, he would not affect positively on his voter life. Then after a while he changed his mind: the opening of the casino makes sense to speak with raising the tax rate up to 34%. Such a bet is valid in large gambling areas of China and other countries.
So far, there is no consensus among state lawmakers to the future bill. He could not gain the necessary support when voting, at the same time he did not deviate completely and the discussion continues.
Here, all until recently was organized in the same way. However, changes may affect this territory. So far, the activity of the casino in this state is allowed only within the Atlantic City. According to the former city holder, casino, despite the monopoly position, keep afloat with difficulty.
A few years ago, 4 casinos completely stopped their activities, one more with great efforts continued its activities. One of the reasons for the collapse of a business in the neighboring states, there was allowed to open a casino and part of visitors for a number of reasons changed visits.
In 2015, the Local Legislative Assembly made a draft change in existing laws. It is proposed to expand the zone in which the casino can build and remove other restrictions on gambling activities. In particular, two projects of laws are invited to give permission to build two large casinos in the north of state. Part of the revenues from them will be able to help replenish the budget of the state.
Part of the funds that will be obtained in the form of taxes are planned to be spent on the restoration of the positions of Atlantic City among gambling establishments. At the same time, the authors of the law understand that the opening of new casinos will create additional competition.
Between two laws there is a certain difference. It consists in the amount planned to be transferred to the compensation for the former gambling capital of the state for the support of previously open casinos. Senators want to build new casinos already existing companies, the second draft law suggests that the company’s new casino operator will become the company manager in Atlantic City. Upon reaching a uniform opinion on issues of discussion, a project will be issued, which will meet the opinion of the majority. Perhaps formulate a new compromise law.
There is also no complete ban on casino and gambling companies. In order to replenish the budget, it is proposed to introduce changes to the existing laws. It is proposed to build one large casino in Chicago and its branches on the territory of the whole state. The average number of slots from 400 to 600.
The first 7 years of the casino work all profit is planned to be transferred to the budget of the city. Such innovations cause active disputes in society. At the opening of the casino there are active supporters and opponents. The first group refers to the possibility of replenishing the budget of the city and benefit for the state (the burden on the budget is also reduced).
Opponents note that the gambling business is sufficiently developed in Chicago’s territory and the opening of new institutions will provoke the fall of the arrivals of existing institutions. So far, the bills are rapidly discussed by both factions.
For recent years, state legislators have repeatedly tried to make changes to existing laws aimed at expanding gambling business. However, the former head of state negatively treated this idea. The new governor positions itself more loyally against gambling business.
Everything is not like in the states described above. On the territory there are two casinos owned by the state, not to individuals, the whole profit enters the region’s budget. In the past years, two bills were offered, but none of them received sufficient support. Lawmakers preferred to continue the discussion.
The authors of the first project number 1280 are offered to give the right to build a casino to two operators. The casino is planned to highlight places in the counties of York or Carmberland. According to the law, the owner of the casino is obliged to pay a one-time fee of 5 million., Also regularly in local budgets are planned to list 3% of casino income.
Moreover, 62% of the profit of gambling institutions is transferred to gambling authorities.
The second project offers two other places to open establishments, tax rates for slots and gambling tables are almost the same as in the first law (46% and 16%). A significant difference in licensed assembly – 1 million. dollars, which are several times in comparison with the first law.
Regardless of the selected option, the project should be approved by residents.
In 2016, the Local Parliament made a draft law on the legalization of gambling. The local national development commission considered this project, suitable in terms of economic development.
Attempts to open a casino on a legal basis were made before, but all the time supporters of ideas lacked support. However, now in the budget lacks funds, and officials are trying to find additional sources of income. For this reason, supporters of the opening of a casino and other such institutions proposed relevant draft laws.
A few years ago, the former president rejected such a bill, he was aimed at legalizing the activities of the bookmakers.
New laws are offered to go a little further: in particular, to build several real casinos in the country, it is also proposed to give permission to open a casino on the Internet. Taking into account the needs of money is high, the likelihood of giving permission to open establishments for gambling.
One of the countries where there is no legal casino. However, due to the economic crisis, the changes affected one of the most conservative countries in the world. The last 20 years in the local parliament are disputes regarding the opening of the casino, but, despite the laws submitted, failed to move.
The main idea discussed by local parliamentarians is the creation of an integrated casino. Their essence is that the operator builds not only gambling establishments, but also a full-fledged resort with gym, recreation laws, sanatoriums and t.D. Construction is supposed to be carried out in large cities, on the coast, one of the projects proposes to create a complex right in the capital.
Interested people tried to speed up the process of consideration and adoption of documents, but for 5 years so nothing has been achieved. It was planned to build a casino by 2020, to the conduct of the Olympic Games.
So, the local deputies could reach – this is the opinion of the need to build integrated casinos. In addition to considerable revenues to the budget, it will be possible to get investors for large projects, the benefits of which not only players will receive, but also those who do not play and have no relation to gambling. Similar projects at one time tried to implement in Russia. They did not take place due to the constant changes of the location of the gambling zones.
Thus, disputes about the casino rotate around the issues of taxes, placing the gambling zones and types of games in which allowed to play. Much determines the state of the economy and the attitude of society.