The bill allows riverboats to move inland, makes a variety of tax changes, and permits racetrack casinos to ask for live dealers beginning in March of 2021.
The Senate Thursday approved a wide-ranging bill aimed at helping the state’s gaming industry stay afloat in an increasingly competitive market.
The bill includes accommodations for the various needs of the state’s 13 casinos. But not all are satisfied with the proposed fixes.
Bosma says because the issue is so complex, he thinks the bill will die of what he calls “its own heavy weight.”
The bill provides tax breaks and credits to the state’s riverboats and racetrack casinos.
The Senate version of the gaming bill allowed live table games at racetrack casinos, rather than the electronic games currently at the facilities.