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Gambling under microscope

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Gambling under microscope

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GOVERNMENT HAS identified the need for a comprehensive study on the incidence of gambling in Barbados.

The disclosure was made late Wednesday night by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as the three-day debate on the 2015-2016 Budget drew to a close in the House of Assembly.

In the Budget, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler proposed that from September 1, betting and gaming services, which are now regulated under a licensing regime, be removed from the VAT exempt list and subjected to the standard rate of 17.5 per cent.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.