Friday, November 11, 2011

Remote Gambling Increases In Popularity According To UK Gambling Commission(UGC) Poll.

According to a recent UK Gambling Commission (UGC) poll, the popularity of remote gambling is still on the rise of a remote gambling encompasses all online gambling on PC’s, Laptops, Tablets, Smart phones and even WAP enabled phones. As the prevalence of using the Smart phone as a communication device grows to does the prevalence of using online social networking sites, as well as mobile gambling.

The recent Ofcom research reveals that UK consumers are spending almost half (45 per cent) of their waking hours watching TV, using their mobiles and other communications devices to we would call this a win-win situation in the British Government does not necessarily see it in the same light and the majority of online gambling services which also offer mobile are located and licensed offshore to this chiefly due to the fact that taxes for the gambling industry in the UK makes business uneconomically viable.

For example, William Hill Online recently received a Gibraltar License and moved this division to Gibraltar, saving approximately £15 million annually in the process to the unlike Denmark.

For example, which has a different taxation % for online gambling ops, the UK seems to be reluctant to even think of revising tax laws, but they don’t see the bigger picture. We say, rather get 5% in tax from 100 UK licensed operators to than get 15% in tax from none in the considering this widespread availability of the internet and internet ready devices, irresponsible gambling is a real concern for the government, which is why John Penrose, the Minister of Tourism and Heritage announced plans earlier this year to combat it.

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