Congress

27th July 2020

Congressional bill aims to scrap 0.25% federal handle tax

Representatives and congressional Gaming Caucus co-chairs Dina Titus and Guy Reschenthaler have introduced a federal bill – HR7790 – to repeal the US’s 0.25% excise…

21st May 2020

AGA appeals for reform of jackpot tax reporting threshold

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has urged the US government to raise the slot jackpot reporting threshold, which requires machines to be temporarily taken out…

27th April 2020

AGA claims victory after PPP eligibility amendment

The eligibility requirements for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have been amended to allow small gambling businesses to benefit from the fund, following an intense lobbying effort…

26th March 2020

AGA hails Senate passage of $2tn disaster aid bill

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has hailed the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the US Senate, saying it…

25th February 2020

Congressman files new anti-igaming bill

Republican Senator Tom Cotton has filed a Congressional bill that takes aim at US financial institutions processing payments to online gambling sites, as well as…

15th January 2020

US lawmakers relaunch Congressional Gaming Caucus

US Representatives Bennie Thompson and Guy Reschenthaler have relaunched the Congressional Gaming Caucus, a bipartisan body that aims to represent the gaming industry’s interests on…

19th June 2019

US Representatives move to defund Wire Act enforcement

An amendment to a federal bill that determines funding granted to the Department of Justice seeks to block the money from being used to enforce…