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BHA Welcomes Proposed Legislation Change
Paul Bittar, chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority, has congratulated the British Government after it announced it will introduce an amendment to the Gambling Bill which should lead to offshore-based remote bookmakers contributing to the Levy, reports 1.skysports.com. Bittar welcomed the proposal that will close the estimated £20million loophole that means remote operators based outside of Britain have no requirement to contribute to the sport's funding. "On behalf of the British racing industry, I would like to thank the Government for its forthcoming Amendment to the Gambling Bill, which will close a loophole that has significantly undermined the funding of our industry for a number of years," Bittar said. "There are further steps to take, and we look forward to swift conversations with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to this effect, while continuing to work constructively with bookmakers."