William Hill to fight UK “point of consumption tax”, iGaming Post | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

William Hill, Britain’s biggest bookmaker is preparing a legal challenge against the UK governments plans to tax online gambling in this country from the end of 2014. 15% duty on bookmakers that offer online betting in this country in an effort to raise about £200m a year.


Almost all UK bookmakers, including Ladbrokes, have shifted their online businesses to Gibraltar and the Isle of Man over the past decade, where tax is less restrictive.


Lawyers for the gambling industry warn the proposed tax is “illegal” under European law as it is an attempt to restrict the free movement of goods and services for tax purposes.


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