Tag Archives: POC

Nick Hill – EveryMatrix – The New Game

As future legislative changes and new taxation schemes enter the online gaming sector, SBC caught up with Nick Hill Sales & Marketing Director of EveryMatrix, to discuss impacts on igamings operational value chain and its affect on the relationships between B2B and B2C services providers. Nick Hill has been involved in Internet Gaming for the past 13 years in various …

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UK Law: Operators need power to terminate affiliate rights

In a series of articles, David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, takes a look at the changes to the UK’s gambling licensing laws which are due to be in place by October. How will the forthcoming changes affect affiliates? Will they have to remove any adverts from non-UK licensed operators? What about editorial-led content about non-UK …

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UK Law: Are you part of the the Supply Chain Gang?

In a series of articles, David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, takes a look at the changes to the UK’s gambling licensing laws which are due to be in place by October. The requirement for suppliers to be licensed has been extended until early next year – is this feasible or is there still confusion over …

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Point of consumption facing Gibraltar challenge

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has filed its legal challenge against the UK’s point of consumption law in a bid to seek a Judicial Review on the changes. The GBGA argues that the new regime, introduced through the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 and also the guidance and policies of the Gambling Commission of Great Britain, is “unlawful, because …

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Point of consumption tax will hit Rank’s performance

Rank Group, owner of the Grosvenor casino and Mecca bingo brands, has announced a 13% increase in ‘continuing business revenues’ for the 12 months to 30 June 2014, with retail growth considerably outstripping its digital performance. Revenues increased 15% for its venues, while the digital channel achieved 2% growth. The fastest growing channel of distribution continues to be mobile where …

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William Hill ‘well-positioned’ for point of consumption tax

New William Hill CEO James Henderson believes that the UK’s biggest bookmaker is well placed ahead of the introduction of the point of consumption licensing later this year. Speaking at the firm’s interim results, Henderson was quite bullish about Hill’s position, certainly compared to some of its competitors. He commented: “I think the numbers are strong. The underlying growth, even …

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Tom Galanis – GameOn – Customer Acquisition 2015

Team SBC catches up with igaming industry player acquisition and marketing veteran Tom Galanis, Director of igaming marketing specialists GameOn Marketing, to discuss future impacts and potential blocks with regards to igaming’s marketing value chain. Tom gives insight into how operators will be forced to rethink operations and marketing strategy as new regulations and constraints come into play. Tom Galanis …

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Is the time ripe for a Judicial Review of the Point of Consumption Tax?

David Clifton, director at Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited and speaker at SBC’s Betting on Football Conference, asks whether the time has arrived for a Judicial Review of the looming remote gambling changes? Now that Royal Assent in respect of the Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill is looming and the 15% point of consumption tax has been confirmed in the Chancellor’s Budget …

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Gambling tax more complicated than ever

Barney Horn, indirect tax partner in the Deloitte betting and gaming group, has said that the Treasury has made gambling taxation more complicated than ever despite a trend for simplification. He explained: “Overall, while there has been much talk of simplifying taxes, the position has become increasingly complex with rates for seemingly similar gambling experiences being taxed at different rates. …

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POC needs to be ‘properly enforced’

Ladbrokes have called for ‘proper enforcement’ of the point of consumption (POC) licensing of online gaming when it is introduced in the UK later this year. The firm estimate that the new tax, despite being planned for December this year, will hit their 2014 revenues by £2m and they want to see some benefit for this expense. They said: “How …

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