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Reasons for small numbers employed in e-gaming outlined

Lower salaries and overheads are the main reasons Gibraltar employs five times more people in e-gaming than the Island.

That's according to Economic Development Minister John Shimmin.

He was answering a written Tynwald question from Onchan MHK Zac Hall.

Mr Shimmin says Gibraltar also has a lower demand for government-provided infrastructure.

Around 750 people work in our e-gaming sector, compared to some 4,000 in Gibraltar which has a population just a third the size of the Island

Despite that, the contribution e-gaming makes to the Island's GDP is currently around £274 million, compared to £200 million in Gibraltar.

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