New 'Ambassador' for E-Gaming

Bill Mummery has been appointed the new head of E-Gaming Development for the Isle of Man.

Taking over from John Gilmore, who stepped down from the role after 18 months for personal reasons, Mummery plans to continue the development of the island as a centre for e-gaming, whilst also advising the government on the industry. Mummery has 20-years experience in the corporate world, covering broadcasting, IT technology and e-gaming sector as co-founder of the online sports business Betinternet.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to take the Isle of Man to the next level as a premier jurisdiction for e-gaming,” he said. “With so much continuous change taking place in this global industry there are significant and increasing opportunities for the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man has such a good story to tell, from jurisdictional benefits, regulatory framework, world class telecommunications infrastructure to a highly-skilled IT sector.”

“It is an exciting time for Bill to be joining in terms of the development of the e-gaming sector on the Isle of Man,” agreed Alex Downie, Minister for Trade & Industry. “This month we saw the zero rate corporation tax for the e-gaming sector come into effect, following very closely the change in policy over the acceptance of bets from the US, moves that demonstrate the Government’s commitment in providing an attractive proposition for the e-gaming businesses considering re-location to the island.”

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