Tag Archives: budget

RGA ire at Treasury ignorance on remote tax

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has restated its view that (i) a rate of 15% for the new point of consumption tax is too high; and (ii) the regime still does not appear to make allowances for bonuses and incentives. This heightens the risk that British licensees will lose significant market share to black market operators and that this will …

Read More »

Budget bumps up machine tax for bookies

In an unexpected blow for the bookmaking sector, Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Machine Games Duty tax rate for B2 gaming machines is to increase to 25% from 20%. In the budget statement, Osbourne said: “The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has a review underway to consider the regulation of Category B2 gaming machines (also known as …

Read More »

Bingo duty cut sees immediate market growth

The Rank Group has committed to a programme of investment and job creation in its bingo clubs as a consequence of today’s Budget announcement that bingo duty would be reduced from 20% to 10%. The duty reduction brings the taxation of bingo into line with most forms of gambling in Great Britain, including sports betting, football pools and online gambling …

Read More »