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Tax Changes And A New Look Bingo Association Site

Friday, Mar. 23rd 2012 9:49 PM

The dust might have had time to settle on Tuesday’s Budget, but the bingo industry is likely to be ruing the changes made to the tax regime for a long time to come. Most notable is Machine Games Duty (MGD) which will be hitting operators in their most profitable area of business, a further tax burden to an industry already taxed way more than other gambling businesses, which will offset any gains made from double taxation relief that’s also on the way. The Bingo Association says that this of the new changes:

“This new duty will help ensure that bingo’s potential for growth is substantially reduced, with some smaller independent operators seeing potential growth translated to contraction.”

The changes laid out by Chancellor George ‘Artful Dodger‘ Osbourne will see the UK’s bingo club’s prime source of revenues taxed at 20% from the 1st of February 2013. It’s come as a blow to the industry given the importance of the interval earnings from the slot machines. After a hard slog to get the number of £500 jackpot machines upgraded in the clubs a few years back.

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Back In Business, The Return Of Playing Bingo

Thursday, Mar. 15th 2012 8:48 PM

You’d be forgiven for thinking the site had gone the way of the dodo the last couple of years. I’m as shocked it’s taken as long myself. The old blog shut down in April 2010, due to Blogger removing support for FTP publishing. My aim was to take the opportunity to build a new blog, and improve the site, which was long overdue a slap of paint and a clean up. Well, here we are, it’s almost 2 years since the old blog closed, and finally, the new look Playing Bingo is here.

There was a delay in getting going as other projects took precedence throughout the remainder of 2010 and early 2011, and finally in June 2011 we got stuck in to the refresh of this site. And believe it or not, it’s taken two of us since then to bring the site into shape and set her free (with other help along the way). Most of the old content is still here, in some cases it’s been improved, in others just moved about a bit. There’s a whole shed load of new stuff, and a complete new layout and division of the site.

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