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Record duty paid by UK gambling

Several sections of the media and parliament have made it one of their new year resolutions to give the UK gambling industry a good kicking. Already in the first few weeks of 2020 the use of credit cards, streaming of football matches, use of age verification databases and VIP schemes have been the subject of attack.

By |2020-01-22T12:09:28+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Baccarat in Macau: the masses rise up

The profile of Macau’s baccarat market has changed greatly in the last few years, to the extent that the VIP and mass market tables are now contributing an almost equal share of the revenues.

By |2020-01-17T15:33:43+00:00January 17th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Baccarat in Macau: the masses rise up

Slot stakes in the firing line

Shares in the UK-listed gambling companies took a sharp dive on Monday 4 November 2019 after the release of a report on harm-related gambling from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).

By |2019-11-14T15:02:52+00:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Slot stakes in the firing line

Government targets winning gamblers

The prospect of a 12% tax on winnings under EUR 500 in Italy was reported by the country’s media in October, having had a preview of the government’s plans for the 2020 Budget. It was also reported that this winnings tax would increase in line with the winnings, up to a rate of 23% for the larger lottery jackpots. But these proposals in Italy are by no means exceptional. Across the world governments are seeking to take money off winning punters.

By |2019-10-25T15:05:54+01:00October 25th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Government targets winning gamblers