|The Department of Trade and Industry of the Isle of Man has announced the appointment of Bill Mummery as Head of E-Gaming Development. Bill will continue to work closely with all parties to promote and advise in the development of the Isle of Man as a leading centre for e-gaming. |
“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,” said 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.”
“These moves demonstrate the Government’s commitment to providing an attractive proposition for e-gaming businesses considering re-location to the Island. These, alongside, the high-quality legislative and regulatory environment on the Island, allows businesses to expand and develop.”
Bill replaces John Gilmore who leaves the Department of Trade and Industry. Bill brings with him an impressive background. He has spent 20 years in a corporate environment in broadcast and IT technology, and he co-founded BetInternet, the online sport business, on the Island in 1997.
“John has been a key driver in moving the Isle of Man Government’s e-gaming proposition forward in a very positive manner,” added Downie, “Both the Isle of Man Government and the e-gaming related industries here on the Island have benefited greatly from his contribution. The Department of Trade and Industry wish him the very best.”
Bill added: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to take the Isle of Man to the next level as a premier jurisdiction for e-gaming. With so much continuous change taking place in this global industry there are significant and increasing opportunities for the Isle of Man.”