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More red tape expected for pubs with gaming machine tax

Red tape fear for gaming machine duty

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs will face a raft of red tape under plans to change Machine Games Duty (MGD) unveiled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on Tuesday.

Review: Pubs to be consulted on gaming machines

Pubs to be consulted on gaming machine review

By Adam Pescod

Pub and bar operators will get a chance to have their say on a government review of stake and prize limits for gaming machines during a public consultation next year.

Vending machine: selling 40 gallons of milk a day

Milk vending machine a great hit at pub

By Adam Pescod

A licensee in Staffordshire has installed a vending machine outside his pub after the local council refused him permission to open a shop on the...

Pulling power: football draws millions of blokes into pubs every week

That's men-tertainment

By Fiona McLelland

Quality beers, a quiz machine and some pork scratchings don't really cut it these days when it comes to luring chaps into the pub, reports Fiona McLelland.

AWP: trade claims tax over 15% will hit most pubs

BBPA in call for AWP intervention

By Michelle Perrett

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called on pubs minister Bob Neill to intervene over proposed tax changes to fruit machines in pubs.

Poker: consultation will look at how it is working in pubs

ALMR to help with gambling inquiry

By Michelle Perrett

A new consultation into gambling from the Culture, Media & Sport Committee is looking at the operation of the Gambling Act 2005.

AWPs: use a respected supplier and check their operating licence

Pubs warned on illegal AWP machines

By MA Reporter

Pubs are being urged to double-check that they do not have any gaming machines that are operated illegally after a series of police seizures. The Gambling Commission seized evidence from nine licensed premises on 24 May.

AWP machines: be wary of underage stings

£5,000 fine for underage gaming

By Gurjit Degun

Licensees could face a £5,000 fine if they are caught allowing under-18s to use gaming machines in their pubs. The warning has been issued as an...

Young's managed pubs will have Gametec gaming machines

Gamestec to supply Young's managed pubs

By Gurjit Degun

London-based pub operator Young's has signed an agreement with gaming machine operator Gamestec. Gamestec will provide a bespoke products for each...

Poker: popular in pubs

One in 50 played pub poker in 2010

By John Harrington

One in 50 people have played poker in a pub or club in the past year — with young men the most active players. That's according to a Gambling...

Quiz machines have escpaed extra tax

£85m pub quiz machine tax ditched

By John Harrington

The Government has backed down from plans to inflict an £85m tax on pub quiz machines, such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire.