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Resource ID: #15024
Subject: Gambling
Source: Gazette (Charleston, W.Va.)
Date: August 23 - December 27, 1998



The series revealed retail business owners and video machine owners probably make an annual profit somewhere between $400 million and $1.3 billion. Bar owners, convenience store owners asnd "gray machine" owners pay taxes on a small percentage of these profits. The state could be losing up to $100 million a year or more, simply because no sales tax is collected. The series also revealed close political ties between the illegal gray machine industry and state legislators.

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