>> Is the card game bridge a sport or not? That was the question facing the EU's top court on Thursday. After British Bridge players asked to have the same tax exemptions for their tournaments as sports associations do.>> As an activity such as duplicate Bridge.>> The final outcome, no deal.
European Court of Justice judges ruled that although competitive bridge might promote physical and mental health, when it comes to tax, a sport must include a notable physical element. But, British players might have one last card yet to play. Cultural activities can also apply for VAT exemptions if their practice, history, and traditions are part of the quote social and cultural heritage of their country.