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Dutch politicians agree to gambling tax rise plan

Dutch politicians agree to gambling tax rise plan

The four main political parties in the Netherlands have agreed to raise the gambling tax rate to 37.8 per cent. The increase, which would see the tax rise from its current rate of 30.5 per cent, is slated to bring in an extra €202m to government coffers, as reported by CasinoNieuws. The agreement was ratified...

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Industry hits out at Dutch gambling tax rise plan

Industry hits out at Dutch gambling tax rise plan

Plans to increase the gambling tax in the Netherlands have been met with criticism from industry. Netherlands Online Gambling Association director Peter-Paul de Goeij said proposals for a 7.3 per cent increase in the rate to 37.8 per cent “endangers the viability” of the regulated Dutch market and “will lead to an even further decline...

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NOGA: Netherlands gambling ad ban motion ‘irresponsible’

NOGA: Netherlands gambling ad ban motion ‘irresponsible’

The Netherlands Online Gambling Association has branded the decision by a majority of politicians to support a ban on online gambling advertising and some online casino products “thoughtless and irresponsible.” As reported by CasinoNieuws on Tuesday, the two motions were brought by Socialist Party MP Michiel van Nispen and passed with slim majorities. The Netherlands’...

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Dutch trade association aires illegal market concerns

Dutch trade association aires illegal market concerns

A Dutch gambling trade association has questioned whether the Netherlands’ untargeted advertising ban is pushing players to the illegal market. The regulator, Kansspelautoriteit, said in its most recent market monitoring report that the legal market has “not experienced any noticeable contraction since the ban,” which is chiefly aimed at protecting younger players. It added that...