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Contested elections and taxes: The rocky road ahead for Kenya

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In the wake of one annulled election followed by a rerun widely boycotted for fear of farce Kenya has now seen the main opposition party declared a criminal group, and its leader appointing himself as unofficial leader of the nation.   Alone this would prove a difficult market environment for operators to work in, but those in the industry have additionally...

Botswana cancels US$30 tourism tax

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The government of Botswana has cancelled the introduction of a US$30 levy on tourists - aimed at raising money to preserve its safari operations - fearing a backlash from tourism industry stakeholders. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Conversation, Jimmy Opelo, told a Parliamentary Accounts Committee: “This withdrawal is to enable the Ministry and Botswana Tourism...

Market insight: Tax rates and red tape on investment hamper growth in Vietnam

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Andrew M. Klebanow, senior partner at Global Market Advisors, gives the low-down on the strengths and weaknesses of the Vietnamese integrated resort market.   International Casino Review: As Vietnam’s IR offering expands, what features of the country’s casino market will make it attractive for overseas players? Andrew M. Klebanow: Vietnam remains a very appealing gaming and vacation destination. Overall, the country’s...

No one will pity anybody: Tax hike to impact Russian industry growth

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  Russian casino operations are preparing for the impact of the Duma’s plans to raise gaming taxes throughout the Russian Federation by next year. In November, the Duma approved the first reading of the crucial bill that could lead to Russian-licensed gambling operators’ tax obligations doubling by January 2018. Russia does not impose taxes on gross gaming revenues, instead imposing monthly flat...