UK Online Gaming Mitigates Post-COVID Gambling Tax Gap

  • HMRC tax figures show COVID-19 impact
  • Machine Games Duty falls 46 percent
  • RGD spike may not be matched by growth

New statistics published by HM Revenue and Customs show that total UK betting and gaming tax receipts fell by just 8 percent in the six months to September 2020, buffered by growth of 30 percent or just over £100m in remote gaming duty (RGD).

According to HMRC’s latest bi-annual "UK Betting and Gaming Statistics" report, total betting and gaming duty receipts for the first half of the 2021 financial year, broadly coinciding with the first six months under COVID-19 restrictions, fell by 8.1 percent year-on-year to £1.34bn.

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