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Tax rise for gambling operators in the Netherlands

Published on September 22, 2017

On Tuesday, the Dutch government announced along with its 2018 budget plans that is going to temporarily raise gaming taxes from 29% to 30.1% from July 2018 to January 2019.

The tax rise will affect the revenue from slots, casino gambling and all forms of remote gambling.

During the period of six months the Dutch Gaming Authority (Kansspelautoriteit) will have time to implement all the changes implemented in the new law, as per the lawmakers.

Gaming operators have hopes that the changes in the new law will open doors to offer their services to Dutch players.

Analysists estimate that there will be several delays until the implementation of the new law.

Recently, the Swedish iGaming operator Betsson AB lost its bid against Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, for igaming prohibition as the Dutch court said that the iGaming ban is legal. Read the article here.