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Acocks Green Mecca Bingo - campaigning about unfair taxation

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This is about the fact that bingo uniquely pays 22% tax rather than the normal 15% for other forms of gambling including online bingo.


Jerry said…
Having worked in the bingo industry nearly a decade or so ago It was always a back ally affair, couldn't even advertise on telly, or local press, bingo was nearly flat on its face way back then,

I am so relieved that John Hemming is championing this campaign, bingo is what made Great Britain famous.

Why should an industry thay puts a smile on peoples faces, be in such a disadvantaged position all because of a ruddy excesive tax,
Bingo for many people whether they win or loose, takes them out of the stresses of every day life for a few hours a day, winning money is not the benefit for people to go to these clubs it's the last thing on their mind, they go for the atmoshphere and a good night out.

If these taxes are not changed John, these Bingo Halls, which might I add are based in some of the most fantastic, and architectually stunning buildings in the UK will surely disapear. a great Icon of the british culture will sadly become just folk law.

An Ex-employee of Gala Clubs Bingo.

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November 9 1923

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