PartyGaming Pays Its Online Gambling Tax
from the roundabout dept
Online gambling company PartyGaming has agreed to pay the US government $105 million as part of a "non-prosecution agreement" to wrap up the government's investigation of the site. The move comes after the company's founder, Anurag Dikshit, paid $300 million in
online gambling taxes a settlement to the US government last year, meaning it's now collected about $750 million or more in "settlements" with foreign gambling companies and their executives. The government has shown little interest in prosecuting anybody, underlining the belief that it's really just taxing these companies in a very roundabout way. If it's going to do that, it remains that legalizing online gambling so it can be regulated and taxed would be a better solution.