Irish Bookies Face Crunch Time To Repeat Betting Duty Escape

Irish bookmakers are hoping to repeat their triumph of ten years ago as they rally to challenge the government’s plan to double betting duty from 1 to 2 percent.

Heavily rumoured plans to hike betting taxes were confirmed this week by the Irish finance minister Paschal Donohoe in his annual budget.

The government has said it intends to double betting duty to 2 percent and increase the commission owed from earnings by betting intermediaries or exchanges from 15 to 25 percent.

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