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A Danish municipal court has ruled that tournament poker is primarily a game of skill, allowing tournament organisers to avoid prosecution under Danish law. The verdict could see club owners and...
Impending regulatory change in the UK, which will allow revenue sharing between retailers and operators, could be set to boost the UK’s Amusement-With Prizes (AWP) machine industry.
Poker players in Scandinavia are suffering more than their brethren around the world, thanks to the zero tolerance policy that appears to have been tacitly agreed to by the authorities.
John Hemming, MP for Birmingham Yardley, has filed an Early Day Motion requesting that the Government considers exempting bingo clubs from VAT in order to offset the effects of the impending...
Unsatisfied by the Spanish response to requests to amend discriminatory national legislation on the taxation of lottery winnings, the Commission confirmed last week that it would take Spain to the...
A 2005 European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision triggered an avalanche of VAT refund claims from UK gaming machine operators. Two years later, another ECJ verdict has renewed hope that these claims...
MPs have called upon the Cypriot Finance Ministry to introduce a bill proposing a significant reduction in taxes on sports betting before Parliament closes for the summer recess.
A bill designed to make Missouri’s casinos more competitive with those in neighbouring Kansas and Illinois has lost the support of many of the state’s operators because they cannot swallow the tax...
UK casino operators will face stiffer taxation following the Treasury’s announcement of rise in tax on gaming yield during Wednesday’s Budget.
Bingo is left to bemoan its ‘double taxation burden’ as lobbying campaigns to remove VAT from bingo gaming are ignored. With the UK-wide smoking ban approaching, the industry is concerned for its...
An additional 20 percent tax on gaming services proposed by the Mexican Government threatens to choke a much-anticipated boom in the Mexican gambling market.
Mexican media conglomerate and gaming operator Televisa is reported to have asked the Government’s permission to offer bingo games over terrestrial television channels. The company is also aiming...
President Hugo Chávez’s plans to increase spending on social projects are set to increase taxes across all sectors of the Venezuelan gambling industry.
An overview of the Lithuanian law on lottery and gaming tax.
Some European governments continue to grant preferential tax treatments to domestic lottery winnings over prizes won on foreign games. As Spain discovered recently, this practice is closely...
Francois Peglau, an international tax lawyer at Gambling Compliance reviews the Maltese tax regime affecting gambling businesses registered in the jurisdiction.

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