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Gala Bingo Wants Tax Kept at 15%

Written by: Nikola Zugic on 05/11/2009 11:09

Gala Bingo has been fighting with the UK Government to have bingo tax kept at 15%, for son reason, unbeknown to any of us, the Government sees fit to charge bingo more tax than other gambling activities and this is completely unfair. Law suits have ensued and bingo operators have managed to sue the Excise department to return tax money to them which should not have been charged. However the momentum has to be kept up, or the next budget could see the sneaky Exchequer, slapping another tax on this best loved of British pastimes, it is already 7% higher than casinos.

This tax unfairness has been one of the external reasons why UK land based bingo has been struggling to survive. And although there are plenty of online bingo sites to choose from, some brick and mortar bingo clubs are the only entertainment many lonely and elderly people have access to. By getting tax down to 15% Gala Bingo recons that there would be a good many less club closures, so if you want to do your bit to stop the Sheriff of Nottingham (tax man) from taking away a valuable social meeting place for many people, you can!

Just go to the Gala Bingo site and have your say, there is a dedicated banner and link to www.backbingo.com where you can show your support. If you have an old mum, dad or gran who loves their bingo club and it is threat of closure, you need to support this cause.

While you are paying a visit to the Gala Bingo site, you can indulge in some of the great games on offer. Take a look at Gala Value; this is bargain bingo at its best. If you have played in clubs and know about the High 5, this can also be played online and it has massive prize money on offer.

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