Gambling Tax Regressivity The Case of Casinos - European ...

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Gambling Tax Regressivity The Case of Casinos - European ...

Introduction• Many policy discussions take for granted that taxeson casinos are, like lottery “taxes”,, regressive• But the tax burden depends on TWO questions– What is the tax incidence?– Who are the consumers?• For the lottery, the entire tax is passed-on toconsumers, so only the second question matters• But it’s s not obvious that this is true for casinosWalker, Casino Tax Regressivity 2

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