Gaming Machines - Act Fast

Posted: 23rd March 2011

If you have gaming machines and are thinking of applying for new licences, act fast - you have only 2 days to avoid the increase announced in today's budget.

The relevant section of the HMRC press release reads

Amusement machine licence duty (AMLD) and gaming duty revalorisation
Legislation will be introduced in Finance Bill 2011 to:
• increase AMLD in line with inflation; and
• raise the gross gaming yield (GGY) bandings for gaming duty in line with
inflation.
1.25 These changes will affect casinos and anyone who provides a gaming machine
for play in the UK. The new AMLD rates will be charged for any licence applications
that are received by HMRC after 4pm on 25 March 2011.