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GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House approves land-based sports betting tax increase; UK brings FOBT forward to April 2019

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House approves land-based sports betting tax increase; UK brings FOBT forward to April 2019

The Dutch Lower House has approved the proposed land-based sports betting tax increase.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – “Increase of Land-Based Sports Betting Tax Will Have No Impact on Remittances to Sports and Good Causes” …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – “Increase of Land-Based Sports Betting Tax Will Have No Impact on Remittances to Sports and Good Causes” …and More!

Belgian Government Introduces Severe Restrictions on Gambling Advertising The Belgian government has banned the advertising of online gaming in the country while also imposing severe restrictions on sports betting advertising, EGR Intel reports: “Online casino operators are now limited to advertising on their own website. […] advertising of online sports betting during live sporting events has been entirely banned, while[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Belgium introduces restrictions on gambling advertising; WRR argues for gov’t role in allocation of charity lottery funds

GiH News Roundup: Belgium introduces restrictions on gambling advertising; WRR argues for gov’t role in allocation of charity lottery funds

In a recent report, the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) argued that it would “not be unreasonable” to give the government a role in deciding the allocation of the remittances of licensed charity lotteries to specific good causes.

GiH News Roundup: Swedish monopolists losing market share to international operators; UKGC chief urges operators to be more responsible

GiH News Roundup: Swedish monopolists losing market share to international operators; UKGC chief urges operators to be more responsible

Sweden’s gambling market posted modest growth in the first nine months of 2018 as locally licensed operators continued to lose market share to international operators.

GiH News Roundup: KSA seizes illegal gambling machines; LeoVegas points to relation between tax rate and channelization

GiH News Roundup: KSA seizes illegal gambling machines; LeoVegas points to relation between tax rate and channelization

The Netherlands Gaming Authority, in cooperation with local authorities, seized eight illegal gambling machines in The Hague.

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority issues fine to Curaҫao and Cyprus-based operators; ZEAL reports 8% increase in Q3 revenue

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority issues fine to Curaҫao and Cyprus-based operators; ZEAL reports 8% increase in Q3 revenue

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has issued a €350,000 fine to Curaҫao-based CyberRock Entertainment N.V. and Cyprus-based Honeydew Trading Limited for operating several Dutch-language online gambling websites.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Senate Committee Tables Last Round of Written Questions on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Senate Committee Tables Last Round of Written Questions on Remote Gaming Bill …and More!

Nederlandse Loterij Objects to Proposed Increase of Land-Based Sports Betting Tax Nederlandse Loterij has started a public lobby against the bill to increase the gambling tax rate for land-based sports betting to 29% of GGR – the same rate as for online sports betting. Currently, only winnings of €450 or more are taxed at 29%. The proposed tax increase will[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij objects against increase of land-based sports betting tax; KOA expected to come into force in 2020

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij objects against increase of land-based sports betting tax; KOA expected to come into force in 2020

Nederlandse Loterij has started a public lobby against the bill to increase the gambling tax rate for land-based sports betting to 29% of GGR – the same rate as for online sports betting. The proposed tax increase will mean the end of De Toto, Nederlandse Loterij CEO Niels Onkenhout says.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t responds to questions on land-based sports betting tax bill; Amsterdam to open land-based casino market

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t responds to questions on land-based sports betting tax bill; Amsterdam to open land-based casino market

State Secretary of Finance Menno Snel has responded to written questions submitted by the Permanent Committee for Finance of the Dutch Lower House regarding the government’s intention to change the gaming tax rate for land-based sports betting.

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Poll: 10% of Dutch Consumers Have Participated in Online Gambling …and More!

Spanish Gov’t: No Plans for “Absolute Prohibition” of Gambling Advertising Spanish Finance Minister María Jesús Montero announced that the government would soon release specific details on its announced online gambling advertising restrictions. Montero also claimed that the government had no plans to impose an “absolute prohibition of publicity” like the kind recently imposed in Italy, as gambling is “a legal activity[Read More…]