William Hill decided to file an appeal against the ruling of the court last month that was related to the taxes paid to the United Kingdom horse racing levy. The court has ruled that the customers of the sport wagering exchanges are exempt from paying taxes to the Horse Racing Levy of the United Kingdom. This includes the main rival of William Hill in the market of the United Kingdom, Betfair. The motivation of William Hill is powered by its need to force its main rival to pay taxes to the Racing Levy in order to decrease and hurt its finances.
In August, a United Kingdom court refused the case that was presented by William Hill and stated that the court ruling that exempted wagering exchanges was justified.
Following this ruling, Betfair accepted the result and thought that this would be the end of this case. On the other hand, it seems that William Hill is not going to give up any time soon as the gambling operator has announced that it is going to appeal the latest decision by the court.
This was stated by Ralph Topping, the CEO of the company. He said that the decision of the judge to dismiss the case and exempt all players from paying to the levy is clearly against the statements of the Parliament regarding licensing, taxation and the levy. He also added that this undermines the value of the wagering levy and this is why William Hill is challenging it.