Thursday, June 30, 2016 : ONLINE GAMBLING ON THE DUTCH POLITICAL AGENDA TODAY
Dutch Lower House set to again debate much-delayed online gambling legalization bill.
Operators and industry observers alike are hoping that the much-delayed Dutch legalization of online gambling will move forward today (Thursday) following yet another discussion on the issue in the Dutch parliaments Lower House.
Todays discussion continues that started last week by parliamentarians, and the hope is that the measure will move to a vote this time, sending it on to the national Senate and ultimately into a law that could achieve practical implementation next year (see previous InfoPowa reports).
Despite current proposals calling for a heavy tax rate of 29 percent on GGR, the Dutch regulator has revealed that there is keen interest among local and other EU-based operators in Dutch online gambling licensing and regulation.
After three years of fits and starts on this legalization, it appears that there really is some momentum building in the Netherlands.