02/19/2012 :  BRITISH LAND CASINOS UPSET OVER ONLINE GAMBLING TAX INEQUITY
 
‘There are an absurd amount of different levels within the tax regime and the Government should look to create a level playing field,' says forum chief.
 
In Britain over the weekend, the influential land casino body National Casino Industry Forum called for a more equitable tax dispensation, noting that the present arrangement favours online casinos and characterising it as ‘absurd'.
 
The Forum, which represents 90 percent of land operators, said the present system required overhaul and was too complicated.
 
Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, Forum chairman Malcolm Moss said: ‘There are an absurd amount of different levels within the tax regime and the Government should look to create a level playing field.’
 
Offshore casinos pay zero percent tax in the UK while land-based casinos must hand over up to 50 percent, Moss claimed.