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Taxation: Gambling

Volume 506: debated on Monday 1 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much betting tax was paid by (a) gambling operators and (b) the National Lottery in each of the last three years. (318685)

Information about betting and gaming taxes revenue collected by HMRC is available at:

https://www.uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=bullbett

The following table shows figures for revenue collected from betting duty in each of the last three years:

£000

Total betting

2007

418,459

2008

412,098

2009

353,347

Lottery Duty applies to lottery operators and is not a betting tax.