July 25, 2024 3:07 pm
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Shapiro wants to tax skill games. He must first navigate Pa.’s wealthy, warring gambling interests.

As part of his budget pitch this year, Gov. Josh Shapiro says he wants to regulate and tax skill games to raise tens of millions of dollars in revenue.

In making this proposal, the Democrat wades into a years-old battle for dominance of the gambling industry, which last year contributed $2.3 billion in tax revenue to the commonwealth’s coffers.