Gibraltar Seeks Judicial Review Over UK Gambling Tax Plan

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Gibraltar's gaming regulator the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association have reportedly asked for a judicial review following a High Court ruling that determined the UK is within its rights to implement a new point of consumption tax for gaming operators.

The GBGA requested the review after it lost in a High Court case where it challenged the UK government's recent gaming regulatory overhaul in which it requires operators servicing the UK to obtain a gaming license in-country as well as pay taxes on revenues made to British citizens.

The regulations are set to take effect on November 1st after previously being set to launch on October 1st.

In his ruling Mr Justice Green concluded that there are faults in the UK gambling reform law, but the case brought forward by Gibraltar did not address these claims and thus the case was thrown out. The review request will address these potential issues with the hopes of overturning the law.

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