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Gaming Machines: Excise Duties

Question for Treasury

UIN 187131, tabled on 1 November 2018

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the additional tax revenue that will accrue to the public purse from fixed odds betting terminals as a result of the delay in the introduction of the maximum stake from April 2019 to October 2019.

Answered on

6 November 2018

There is no delay as this is the first time the government has announced the date for the introduction of the £2 maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals.

The government made clear in May that the timing of implementation does not make any difference to the public finances as Remote Gaming Duty will be increased at the same time to offset the foregone revenue.

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