Thanks Munk. Yeah I’ll do that to be on the safe side then cheers.
Originally Posted by munk
Btw the Bet365 Gibraltar licensing seems weird with the timing. If they were already UK licensed anyway the new laws wouldn’t affect them.
Unless they’re now moving all their non-UK business through Gibraltar to pay the lower tax there and reduce costs?
If the business rates in Gibraltar are lower than the UK then perhaps they've calculated that they can offset the POCT tax they now have to pay. Which begs the question: was it really worth UK gov bringing in the point of consumption tax if nearly everyone decides to jump ship and move overseas, eradicating lots of UK jobs in the process?
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Seem marathonbet still like us, shame I can only get 27p on!!......
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The answer to that must be an emphatic "no". I do hope that the powers that be will see straight through the junior minister who has tried to make this additional revenue-earning exercise his thesis to qualify for a bigger job. He has failed all the way, particularly as a Conservative. He has destroyed UK jobs, he won't get any significant additional tax revenue for the UK coffers, some of the gamblers he has p****d off might now have to claim benefits, he has reduced competition in the bookmaker market, and he has damaged the confidence of bookies in the UK market. There's almost nothing he could have done worse. The benefits of this change in legislation were right from the start limited to furthering the career of a politician. Hope he loses his seat in the next election, before he can do more damage in other areas. Although I think it might already be too late, as he seems to have been promoted before the new law got through Parliament.
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I don't know about blaming any one particular minister or individual(s) for it, I think generally it's just the fact we're at the dog end of a Tory government and for better or worse they tend to implement regressive taxation regimes, gambling being one area which is ripe for the picking in that respect (in as much as gambling by and large is done more by the poorer in society). Although you could posibly also blame previous governments for leaving the door open on the possibility of reform in the Gambling Act 2005(?), I think after the act was introduced it was always said that it would be revisited within x amount of years to see if it needed tweaking and obviously it was decided that it could be tweaked to squeeze a few more pounds out of people's pockets (or to improve the safety of online gaming for the good citizens of the UK, whichever way you want to look at it!).
Here's hoping a future government will re-reform the Act.
As one of the reasons for this Act was player protection, will the GC now have a proper complaints procedure for players?
I hadn't heard about player protection being a reason for the legislation, just thought it was to raise tax revenue because of major bookies moving offshore to avoid tax.
What have they said regarding player protection that’s going to change now compared to before?
Would it be worth doing a post with a list of what books are going (and the date) and what books are staying and have confirmed it via email ?
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Interesting message just come through from Super Lenny about their aff scheme
Obviously not everyone is attached to an affiliate account (we appreciate it if you use the links in the review section!!) but would seem affiliates are taking some of the taxation hit..........or we'll get the equivalent of double taxation!
And for you as an affiliate??
The main change is that we will deduct 15 % from the gross gaming revenue prior to the net gaming revenue calculating your commision due to the new tax laws. Besides that everything will pretty much remain the same. Even your old rusty affiliate managers are going be by your side as always.
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