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Tip Jar Split on Discussion Table

September 20th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

Representatives from both public establishments and non profits and clubs will be given the opportunity this week to provide their two cents on how the county should proceed with the revenue split resulting from paper gaming and tip jars. Several month ago, a group of bar and tavern owners approached the Allegany County Commissioners asking that the revenue formula now in place be changed in an attempt to “level the playing field”.  Under the current system, the county takes 40% of the revenue from bars, taverns and stores; while the take from non profits is just ten percent. A public hearing will take place as part of Thursday’s commissioners meeting. County Administrator David Eberly tells WCBC News that although the county’s gaming administrator has presented a breakdown of several proposals- no recommendation from staff will be made until after the bar and club owners have their input heard…

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