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Online gambling will soon be legal in the Netherlands

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Legalization of online gambling in the Netherlands – Government budget 2019 counts on tax income from remote gambling

 

Is the outcome of the upcoming plenary session in the Senate already known? Anonymous sources with insider’s knowledge tell us it is. The recently published government budget for 2019 only makes our suspicion stronger: the bills will be passed by the Senate and online gambling will be legal in the Netherlands starting mid 2020.

Remote games of chance in government budget 2019
The government budget 2019 contains information about the budgetary consequences of legalization of online gambling. On just sports betting, the expected tax revenue is 6 million euro for 2020. The government expects to be raking in 12 million each year starting 2021. Tax revenue from other soon to be legal forms of online gambling (e.g. roulette, bingo and poker) are not included in these numbers yet. In the highly unlikely case of the Senate not passing the bill, the government would be missing out on the calculated tax revenue which can turn out problematic for the concerning ministry: budget cuts or lending more from other ministries may be the result. A time-consuming, labor-intensive process, which makes it extra significant that there is tax revenue from online gambling in the government’s budget planning.

 

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Legalization remote games of chance
We saw the first signs of the government legalizing online gambling back in 2016, when EK 33.996 was passed by the House of Representatives. With this bill the market monopoly of land bound gambling providers was breached. The Senate will start plenary treatment for this bill on the 5th of Februari 2019. Bill EK 34.471, which ends the government’s monopoly on offering casino games, will go through plenary treatment in the Senate on the same day.

Benefits of modernizing the gambling law
Modernizing the outdated gambling law offers several advantages: extra tax revenue, effective prevention against addiction and ensuring only fair games are offered to the Dutch public. Online gambling is a growing market in the Netherlands: from 1,5 million players in 2016 to 1,8 million players in 2018. Each year the government is missing out on up to 175 million euro in gambling tax revenue.

Effective date
The effective date for the new gambling law will be 1st of July 2020. The law will commence at a by royal decree determined time. Afterwards, the Gaming Authority will need 6 more months to issue the necessary permits to online gambling operators. After this, online gambling will be legal in the Netherlands.

Taxes
TK 35.031 tells us tax liability for both land-based and remote gambling providers will shift from player to gaming provider. Gaming providers will be obliged to hand pay 29% in tax over their ‘gross game result’ (the difference between the received players’ deposits and paid out players’ prizes). In the current system it’s the player who is taxable for other forms of gambling, like sports betting. However, players weren’t taxed on prizes below 449 euro. By taxing the gaming providers instead of the players, a much bigger revenue stream is targeted. Tax revenue is expected to increase significantly under the new bill. In the new gambling law all remote games of chance are treated equal and will pay the same tax rate. This way, all types of online gambling (casino games, poker, sports betting) are given a fair chance.

 

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New partnership of EGT Interactive with the esteemed operator Videoslots

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We are delighted to announce that the high value casino operator Videoslots has integrated our well-known and preferred content. This partnership has a big importance for our company as it gives us the opportunity to strengthen our positions as a leading provider in territories with big potential. As a first step we will launch our high-quality content in the so called .com territories, covered by our new partner.

Todor Zahariev, the Managing Director of EGT Interactive, commented: “As an ambitious company we are very proud, that Videoslots put faith in our reliable and top-notch content. This partnership is a strategic step, as in accordance to our long-term development strategy to enter new markets, we are expecting our successful partnership to expand also in Sweden. Territory, which we consider as top priority. Sharing common values such as security, excellence, integrity and passion, we believe that we will be a great partner for Videoslots and will be able to deliver the ultimate experience to their dedicated players.”

What the Management of Videoslots commented: “The Videoslots team is continually striving to become the world’s biggest and best online casino and we have ensured our players have access to even more high-quality games than ever with this deal. EGT Interactive’s quality portfolio is full of exciting games blended together with immersive graphics, exciting maths models and engaging narratives. Our players are sure to love our latest editions.”

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Spain’s Ombudsman Calls for Gambling Ad Ban

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Francisco Fernández Marugán, Spain’s acting Civic Ombudsman, has recommended the Spanish government to issue a complete ban on advertising gambling products and services. Marugán addressed the recommendations to the Ministries of Finance and Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare.

The ban would mean that operators would be prohibited from displaying any form of broadcast pertaining to gambling products and services before a particular time, in addition to the prohibition of celebrity endorsements and gambling signage at sporting events.

Marugán has stated that any operator found to be in contravention of the proposed ban could result in the cancellation of an operator’s license, however, this can only be justified if a total ban is imposed.

Marugán considers that the advertising of gambling and bets “should not be considered protected in the freedom of business, as it is not in products such as tobacco or addictive substances.”

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Authentic Gaming Partners with Volcanobet

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Authentic Gaming, the Malta-based gaming solutions provider, has signed a deal with Volcanobet, the leading Montenegro online sportsbook and casino provider. As per the deal, Authentic Gaming will be the exclusive provider of live casino games to Volcanobet.

Volcanobet can now access the Authentic Gaming’s full suite of games including Authentic Roulette, Blaze Roulette, Casino Floor Roulette and Live ARENA games.

“We really enjoy creating solutions for niche and emerging markets which is why I’m delighted that we can demonstrate our full capabilities to Volcanobet, a company that has proven to be a real market leader. To be the exclusive partner of Volcanobet is also a fantastic opportunity for us to help create a new trend within the Montenegro player community and we can’t wait to play such an integral role in the company’s future strategy,” Jonas Delin, CEO, Authentic Gaming said.

“We are famed within Montenegro for providing the best online betting and casino product in the market. Adding Authentic Gaming to our portfolio ensures that we are continuing our position as market leader whilst evolving our product range to provide more choice, added excitement and bespoke solutions to keep our players coming back. This is especially interesting as the Montenegrin market is very receptive to roulette, and we will now be working with a live roulette provider that offers that widest variety in the industry,” Sveta Vasiljevic, CEO, Volcanobet said.

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