, especially if regulated sportsbooks fail to offer what bettors can get offshore or offscreen with a local bookmakers.
“It’s absolutely ludicrous. Bookies in Philly are probably laughing,” said Brett Smiley, a Penn grad who’s cofounder of SportsHandle, a news site covering the business of sports betting. “I would be shocked if there aren’t conversations happening right now between casino operators and the state to lower that tax.”
“It’s going to be more a thing with the kids who bet $20 a game, that stuff,” Jerry said.