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UK announces plans to tax bingo and casino freeplays; confirms levy replacement

17th March 2016 8:43 am GMT

UK Chancellor George Osborne has revealed plans to tax casino and bingo free plays in his 2016 budget statement, with the government also confirming a timetable for the roll-out of a replacement to the Horseracing Levy by April 2017.

"Remote gaming operators currently benefit from a more generous tax treatment when they offer discounted or free gambling (‘freeplays’) to customers in Remote Gaming Duty than would be the case for operators offering [...]

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