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October 9, 2015

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I disagree with Gaye Deen’s letter to the editor on Sunday, “Gaming can afford to pay more,” which stated that the gaming tax should be raised on Nevada casino owners.

Steve Wynn, Sheldon Adelson and Kirk Kerkorian, along with others, have contributed quite a lot to the formation of the new Las Vegas in the past 25-plus years. Each new hotel opening brings thousands of new jobs and more needed business along with revenue from taxes such as sales tax, property tax, etc.

I would rather see a lower gaming tax collected than a halt to any new future hotels being built in our state.

If anyone thinks Wynn, Adelson, Kerkorian and other casino owners are done building or adding on to existing properties, guess again.

We haven’t seen or heard the last from these job-creating, visionaries. They will continue improving and building, and that will add jobs and revenue for our state. Regarding taxing gaming, be careful what you wish for.

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