Opponents of Gov. JB Pritzker’s proposal to hike taxes on the video gaming industry on Thursday offered a counter-proposal, which it estimates will bring in more than the $89 million from the tax increase the governor needs to balance the state budget.
Charts displayed at a House committee hearing Thursday make the case for allowing increase in the maximum number of video gaming terminals an establishment can own from five to six and an increase in the maximum bet from $2 to $4. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]
However, it’s unclear whether serious consideration of the proposal would invite traditional gaming interests to pile on their own requests.