Regulation Insight

UK

Last week’s annual budget in the UK proposed changes to the way gambling taxes are calculated.

When the changes are adopted, “free plays” will be included for remote gaming duty, but the prizes issued from them will not be discounted from profits.

The impact will be greater for casino games than for poker, but operators will need to analyse their promotional offers to ensure the they don’t fall foul of the new rules and incur an unexpected additional tax bill.