The latest issue of IMGL’s quarterly magazine, assembled by editor in chief Dr Simon Planzer and head of publications, Phil Savage, leads with two pieces focused on the intersection of tax rates with the industry and the policy goals of governments.
In the first of these, on p25, Ed Birkin from iGB’s principal data partner, H2 Gambling Capital, looks at how legislators can strike that balance between optimising tax takes and ensuring a high channelisation of players within locally regulated markets, where players are properly protected.
Meanwhile, on p32, Victoria A Neal analyses the shortfalls in projected receipts in US states that apply tax after promo values have been deducted, and makes the case for levying tax on the payouts from these.
Elsewhere, contributors drawn from IMGL’s network of more than 350 leading international gaming lawyers explore developments in Ukraine, casino-style apps in Apple’s app store, the EU’s digital ID proposal, consumer protection in Europe and integrity in private sports events.
Phil Savage also catches up with one of the co-chairs of the planning committee for IMGL’s spring conference in Seattle, Kevin Quigley, to find out what delegates can expect from the event’s focus on gaming tech.
Enjoy the issue!IMGL Magazine January 2022