Polish Bookmakers Call For New Regulator, Tax Cuts

Poland’s gambling trade association is pushing for the creation of a new UK-style regulator and has repeated calls for an end to the country’s 12 percent turnover tax on betting.

Industry association Play Legally met with the country’s finance ministry in late December to make its case.

The association argued that the rising activity of foreign-based bookmakers has caused the grey market to return to a share of about 60 percent of the Polish betting industry.

Its proposals included reducing the 12 percent turnover tax on bets and establishing an independent regulator similar to the authorities in the UK and Malta.

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