Tag Archives: ireland

Ireland to drop 2% turnover tax for favoured two-tier approach

The Irish Independent has this weekend reported that the Dáil Éireann will move to present a two-tiered betting tax plan to the European Commission for EU-wide regulatory approval. Following extensive industry consultations, the Irish government is reported to be dropping its formerly approved ‘2% turnover betting tax’, moving towards a more favourable dual tax system differentiating between retail and digital …

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Irish Dáil confirms new gambling authority for revamped market

A key week for Irish gambling sees the Dáil confirm that a new gambling regulatory authority will be formed, tasked with monitoring and regulating all components of Irish online and retail gambling/betting. The new authority will act as an independent body reporting to Ireland’s Department of Justice, in which Its formation forms the key directive of a report submitted by …

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SportPesa backs Irish Football by joining FAI responsibility ranks

Kenyan betting group SportPesa has continued its aggressive European marketing expansion after confirming a two-year commercial partnership with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). Announcing the partnership at the FAI’s AVIVA Stadium in Dublin, SportPesa Marketing lead Shaun Simmonds confirmed that the betting group would fully commit to FAI’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. “We are delighted to announce this ground-breaking partnership …

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Brexit upheaval sees GVC shift focus to Ireland and Malta

With negotiations between the UK and the European Union (EU) still ongoing, and only 24 days until the formal departure date, GVC Holdings (GVC) has released its Brexit contingency plans which will see the online gambling company alter its operational strategy. No deal has yet been reached between the UK and the EU, and so it is difficult to say what …

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Irish betting nerves tested by critical tax judgement

Ireland is awaiting the final review of its proposed bookmakers’ turnover tax hike which would effectively double the tax that bookmakers are obliged to pay from one to two per cent. Numerous industry stakeholders have voiced concerns surrounding the damaging effects that the tax hike could have on the Irish gambling industry, and especially how the tax hike would affect …

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6 of the Best – W2 Global Data’s Gary Pine

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Gary Pine, Chief Product Officer at W2 Global Data. Keep reading for more on Pine’s eight-day Asian adventure, his ‘go to’ album, where to find the best atmosphere in world rugby and why weekend lycra is now “the order of the day”. Best Holiday Having recently returned to the office from a Christmas break in …

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Bethard accelerates ‘Euro strategy’ gaining Irish vision for 2019

New industry incumbent Bethard Group (Bethard) has confirmed that it has secured an Irish ‘remote operator licence’, granted by Ireland’s Tax & Customs Revenue Department. Issuing a short market update, Malta-based Bethard confirms that its Irish remote licence complements the firm’s core strategy of expanding its European regulated market profile in 2019 and beyond. Launched at the start of the …

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Mr Green would accelerate William Hill international growth

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William Hill has laid out some of the rationale behind its £245m offer to acquire online casino group MRG, the parent company of Mr Green in its offer document to shareholders. The company believes that the acquisition will give William Hill access to an international hub in the shape of Malta from which to drive international growth together with deeper …

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RMG – Watch Out 2019! Racing TV will deliver ‘next-level’ broadcasting for UK & IRE

Preparing to expand its broadcasting content in 2019, incorporating the racing programmes of all 26 Irish racecourses from 1 January, Racing UK confirms that it will rebrand its entity to ‘Racing TV’. Operating firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG), details that the Racing TV rebrand reflects its subsidiary’s expanded responsibilities as the exclusive broadcaster for 61 UK & IRE racecourses – …

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Seven Up for Aspire Global through Irish sportsbook licence

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Aspire Global has seen its pool of sportsbook licences increase to seven, after being granted the necessary approval from the Irish sports betting authority. The new licence, which is likely to be complemented by an eighth in Sweden in early 2019, will increase Aspire’s share of revenues generated from regulated or soon-to-be regulated markets. The firm’s other licences are for …

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