Gambling Amendment Bill 2017 passes in the Upper House with little dissent
The much-discussed new tax rates for Antigua-licensed online gambling operators contained in Gambling Amendment Bill 2017 were passed with little dissent in the Antigua Upper House this week.
The official Opposition argued briefly that the tax rates should have been higher in order to benefit athletes and address social issues on the island, but the bill was approved after Senator Lennox Weston, leader of Government Business in the Senate, explained that the rates were based on the international norms for the industry.
The bill amends the tax structure, introducing a 14 percent of GGR rate for Super Lotto, Pick 3 and 4, Caribbean Keno and Lucky Pick; the online gaming rate will be and Instant Ticket Games Scratch & Win will be taxed at 8 percent.
Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.
We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.
His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.
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