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Panel Calls On State To End Tax Breaks For Casino/Racino Operators


A legislative panel is questioning more than 650 million dollars in untaxed freebies Ohio casinos and racinos have distributed since the first legalized establishment opened in March 2012.  A technical analysis of spending and revenue data since 2012 did not back industry claims that offering free money to customers ultimately increased taxable income. The Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering urges lawmakers to consider revoking tax exemptions the governor and Legislature granted to casinos and racinos.