Tax Policy Center


State and Local Issues: TaxVox
At the beginning of “Rounders,” a movie about poker, the lead character describes an important rule of gambling: “If you can’t spot the sucker in...
August 28, 2023Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Will the Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to legalize sports betting be the tax revenue jackpot that some states hope for? Perhaps, but plenty of...
May 16, 2018Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The NFL season kicks off this week with all 32 teams in action, but the focus for many fans will be on the fantasy teams...
September 7, 2017Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Wyoming residents no longer have to cross the border to purchase Powerball tickets. On Aug. 24, Wyoming became the 44th state to legalize a lottery. Proponents laud these games as an easy source of funds for schools and other public services. However, lotteries are often a bad bet: Revenues are
September 9, 2014Richard C. Auxier