Irish bookmakers warn of exodus if gambling tax is doubled

IBA predicts many online operators will consider withdrawing from Irish market following rise

Irish bookmakers have warned of shop closures and an operator exodus if the country’s gambling tax is doubled as proposed next week. The Irish government is expected to increase the turnover tax to 2% as part of its 2019 budget next Tuesday, hoping to raise as much as €50m for state funds, according to reports…

Finance | Ireland | Problem gambling | Regulation | Tax changes