The Commonwealth Court has ruled in a case of first impression that the tax rate on revenue generated by fully automated table games is 48 percent, rejecting a casino owner’s claim that the legislature intended the rate to be 14 percent lower.
An en banc panel unanimously dismissed the petition for review filed by Bensalem, Pa.-based Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc., owner and operator of Parx Casino, which had argued that Section 13A62 of the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act sets the rate for revenue derived from fully automated — not requiring a live dealer — table games at 34 percent.
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