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Debate: Gambling tax

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What are the pros and cons of a gambling tax?

Background and context

In the United States, there are several gambling tax laws enforced by the IRS. Several countries around the world like the UK, China, and other countries have gambling tax laws too. Although gamblers complain and hate the gambling tax laws, it is nevertheless enforced by various governmental agencies

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Should gambling tax laws be enforced by governmental agencies?

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Should gambling tax laws be banned?

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  • Gambling tax controls gambling Gambling can be seen as an important source of income, since there are even people who gamble professionally. If there aren't gambling tax laws, professional gamblers can evade taxes. Also, since gambling doesn't depend on one's work or effort, there should be gambling tax laws to control gambling. In addition, if gambling taxes are banned, many people would flock to casinos to gamble, increasing the likeliness of crimes.





Should the amount of the money paid through gambling tax be decreased?

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