•August 12, 2015•
By Mike Brothers
Money from the Video Gaming locations have steadily flowed into Sullivan and Lovington since 2013, but the budget impasse in Springfield threatens future flow.
“The last tax we received from the state was June 19,” Lovington clerk Susan Gordon said. That last amount was $1,479.91.
“Sad that we didn’t receive any notice from the state to let us know they were sending the tax,” Gordon continued.
She noted that since Video Gaming tax was implemented in 2013, Lovington has received $37,626 total.
Lovington has 10 Video Gaming machines in two locations. From January through July Lovington’s share of the tax totaled $8,063.54. That is based on $2,168,503 played with $2,007,233 won.
According to Sullivan village treasurer Myron Salmon Video Gaming tax was good for $27,000 extra in the city general fund last year.
Sullivan has six establishments offering video gaming which have $3,729,467 played with $3,421,818 won since January of this year. Read More