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NEW POINT-OF-CONSUMPTION ONLINE BETTING TAX GETS ROYAL ASSENT
The British government's bill requiring all online gambling operators accessing the UK punter to take out licensing with the Gambling Commission and pay British taxes has successfully passed the Royal Assent stage and now moves closer to implementation.
Operators seeking to comply with the UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill have had online access to the requisite application facilities since February this year.
The controversial bill imposes a 15 percent tax rate on registered and licensed online operators, but carries additional expenses for internet bookmaking companies in the shape of contributions to the British horse racing levy in respect of bets taken from UK punters.
Serious punitive measures exist for operators who access the UK market without the necessary licensing once the full system comes into effect in December this year.
TWL SELLS DEVILFISH POKER
In a trading statement released Monday, The Weather Lottery Plc (TWL) reported a 10 percent decline in sales for the year to July 31 2013 despite a positive contribution for all its subsidiaries, with the exception of Devil Fish Poker Limited.
The group revealed it is in the process of overhauling its lottery division's systems and software which will see the launch of a new website at theweatherlottery.com through which players will be able to play online.
TWL said its Lottery and Gaming&Payment Software divisions will be the focus of the Group moving forward and as such is reviewing the viability of its The Soccerdome Limited subsidiary where the Board will consider either an outright sale or a joint venture.
Due to further falls in activity levels of its Devil Fish Poker Limited subsidiary, TWL has agreed the sale of the subsidiary to Jeff Williams, the former managing director of TWL's Online Gambling subsidiaries for a nominal consideration of GBP 1 in return for the immediate termination of Williams' consultancy agreement.
TWL acquired Devilfish Poker Limited towards the end of 2010 for a GBP 40 000 cash and GBP 290 000 in shares consideration from Devilfish Gaming Plc (see previous InfoPowa reports).
32RED BECOMES CRAWLEY TOWN SHIRT SPONSOR
Online gaming firm 32Red has been named official shirt sponsor of Crawley Town Football Club for the next two seasons taking over the flag from GFS.
Crawley Town F.C. is an association football club from Crawley, West Sussex, England that plays in Football League One, the third tier in the English football league system.
32Red branding will appear prominently across the front of Crawley Town FC adult kits. Children's replica kits will, however, not carry the branding due to 32Red's ethical stance and standard betting advertising regulations.
"We are delighted to support Crawley Town as they look ahead to their second season in League One," 32Red's head of marking Mark Quayle said. Our previous football sponsorships have been a great success. We sponsored Aston Villa and watched them climb the Premier League table and we were lucky enough to sponsor Swansea City and share their success when promoted to the top flight.
Were looking to extend our reach to the roots of football and were thrilled to announce our second shirt sponsorship in the Football League this week. Were confident that Crawley has what it takes to make the sponsorship a success for both parties and hope the trend of 32Red being a lucky sponsor continues.
Ewan Dunlop, Crawley Town's commercial manager added: This is a tremendous deal for the football club. We have attracted an internationally renowned company with a well-known brand who have an excellent track record of working with football clubs."