Along with other states, Alaska may be the next to allow cardrooms and casinos. The long-standing law may switch in another direction after a bill has been filed. If approved, the bill will have a major impact on the state’s overall economy, opening the doors to the gambling sector. This alone guarantees an increase in the tourism sector, more vacant jobs and lower unemployment rates. The bill is already getting more and more supporters among local politicians.
Last month, Colleen Sullivan-Leonard filed House Bill 103 (HB 103), suggesting the State of Alaska to authorize commercial gambling venues with one-time licensing fee of $100,000 and a 9,5% gross revenue tax (GGR).
“HB103 will expand the gaming laws in Alaska to include the operation of card rooms hosting banked and non-banked card games. Card rooms in the state of Alaska have been contemplated for years, now is the time to stop contemplating and make them a reality. Let’s bring the cards out of the back rooms and in a fun, social setting for all to enjoy.”