March 2013

Source: Tweede Kamer
The Netherlands Ministry of Finance has commissioned H2 Gambling Capital (H2) to produce a report benchmarking the taxation and license fees in respect of gambling in eight European member states. These are Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, Malta, Spain and the United Kingdom).


This particular grouping of member states was included not because of the absolute size of their gambling markets but as they all enacted gambling regulation in respect of interactive gambling. The Netherlands is current in the early stages of developing its own interactive gambling legislation and is considering an appropriate taxation and licensing scheme.

As a group the eight member states accounted for just over 78% of the total gross win generated by the regulated EU27 gambling market in 2012. H2’s initial assessment of the EU27’s total gambling gross win for 2012 is €82.3bn, which was -0.9% of the prior year. Of this interactive market channels accounted for 12.6% up from 11.9% in 2011. Indeed without the ongoing development of interactive channels for gambling across the EU27 the decline would have been much greater.

Download the Full Version: H2 Report March 2013