The High Court has ruled that Bridge is a Sport.
Potentially this ruling could have an impact in respect of VAT for those larger clubs which can argue their activities are "mind sports".
Sporting services which are supplied by non-profit making bodies can be VAT Exempt.
High court ruling paves way for courts to decide whether bridge is a sport English Bridge Union seeks to overturn Sport England’s refusal to recognise the card game as a legitimate sport The English Bridge Union want the card game to be recognised as a ‘mind sport’ and want Sport England’s refusal to do so declared unlawful. Photograph: Pegaz/Alamy