Bookmaker William Hill joins competitors in Poland market exodus

  • Saturday, 25 March 2017 11:34
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William Hill has joined some of its competitors by moving out of the Polish iGaming market after the country brought in a new gambling law.

The company shot a letter to all stakeholders in Poland, informing them that it intends to stop offering its products in Poland prior to April 1.

Customers can withdraw their funds from the site until April 1. Post this date, they will have to contact customer support to do the same.

Apart from this, William Hill has informed all affiliates to take off any marketing material directed at Polish customers from their websites.

Despite withdrawing from the market, William Hill intends to return to the market in the future.

In December, the Polish government approved a new Gambling Act that will add a 12% tax on wagering turnover.

With such a high rate of tax, operators feel the Polish market is not profitable.

In retaliation, several operators have decided to cease operations in the country on April 1. EnergyBet announced its withdrawal earlier in the week.

Totalizator Sportowy will remain the monopoly in Poland, with total control over the online gaming market.

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