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Massachusetts Casino Laws Slated for a Revision to Sort out Hiring and Income Tax

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Gambling regulator wants a revision for a 2011 casino law that would help the operations of gaming business in Massachusetts.

Gambling news say that the city of Massachusetts’ biggest gambling regulator wants the lawmakers to make changes to a 2011 casino law that concerns hiring and income tax collection.

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby stated that the casino law’s hiring rules should be addressed before January, in time for new hires for racing track in Plainville. The Penn National gaming intends to begin hiring new employees for the slot parlor at the racetrack.

The Chairman voiced his concerns how some businesses would cease to continue with plans to develop gaming facilities, if things do not change.

“Some of the operators have said they would not go forward if that does not change. If the legislature chooses to address it, it would be better to do it soon.”

Solving the issue a priority for State Rep

State Representative Joseph Wagner, deals with casino-related issues, and has expressed that that Democratic officials are looking at ways to solve the problem.

“We’ll see, given the short time frame, whether it materializes this year. But the reality that a license has already been awarded is cause for us to look at the issue sooner rather than later.”

US gambling laws related to the collection of tax will be altered. The gaming commission is trying to get the threshold for collecting income tax raised from the current $600 or more in gambling winnings to the improved $1,200. The commission also asked for discretion when dealing with hiring procedures.

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