Irish Bookmakers Association slams €50,000 tax relief for bookies

Trade body claims proposal will allow smaller bookies to operate “tax free”

The Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) has branded new proposals to give bookmakers €50,000-a-year tax relief as being “anti-competitive” for Ireland’s sports betting market. Speaking exclusively to EGR about the proposals in Ireland’s 2020 budget, Sharon Byrne, chair of the IBA, said: “Unfortunately, in attempting to mitigate the effect of last year’s doubling of the tax,…

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