Gambling taxes in Austria

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Casino Gaming Austria’s first two casinos opened in 1934, in Semmering and in Baden. At present, there are 12 casinos, all operated under the state monopoly company Casinos Austria AG. All gambling operators pay 20% VAT tax on their operating … Read More

Gambling law in Czech Republic

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Taxes A license is granted if the operation of lotteries or other similar games is in compliance with other laws and provided that it does not disturb the peace and order, and further provided that the proper operation of lotteries … Read More

Gambling taxes and barriers in Cyprus

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Taxes General V.A.T. is generally not levied on revenue flows generated by gambling activity in Cyprus. Exceptions have been made (According to a letter of 31 August 2001, sent to us on behalf of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry … Read More

Economics of Gambling in Sweden

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In Sweden the betting and gaming industries are well developed. A greater proportion of Swedes than any other nation participate in gambling in its various forms. Typically 85% of the Swedish population participated in the betting and gaming industries in … Read More

Economics of Gambling in Spain

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Spain’s gaming industries are substantial, with the exception of betting, which is not supported by a domestic horseracing industry and an absence of legal structure conducive to a sports betting sector. Bingo, gaming machines, casinos, and lottery are all well … Read More

Barriers for gambling in Belgium

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General Games of chance are regulated by the Law of 7 May 1999 on games of chance, gaming establishments and player protection (MB 30.12.1999.) And the Royal Decrees for its implementation. (Royal Decree of 19 July 2001 establishing the list … Read More

Economics of Gambling in Slovenia

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Slovenia’s Office for Gaming Supervision is responsible for the supervision of standard and non-standard gaming activities included in the Gaming Act and in other legislation. According to Loterija Slovenia, there is approximately 53 Euro per capita spent per year on … Read More

Barriers for gambling in Austria

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General As we will see in the following points, the Austrian model for regulation of gambling is a quasi state monopoly. The motivation behind the creation of a state monopoly was expressed by the legislator in the supporting documents (Parliamentary … Read More

Economics of Gambling in Slovakia

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The Slovak gambling market has a rather large number of players. It is divided among approximately 180 operators who supply gambling services in their respective sectors. Tipos (the national lottery company) has a monopoly in so-called “state lotteries”. According to … Read More

Gambling definitions and taxes in Belgium

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Definitions Game of chance Any game or wager by which any kind of issue is engaged, resulting in either loss of the stake by at least one of the players or punters, or the gain of any kind in favor … Read More

GAMBLING TAXES AND CHARGES IMPOSED BY EU MEMBER STATES

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General Lotteries Casino Gaming Machine Gambling Outside Casinos Betting Bingo Media Gambling Services Sales Promotional Gambling Charity Gambling AUSTRIA 2-27,5% federal licence levy according to type of game, based on stakes, but for electronical games based on stakes minus winnings; … Read More

Economics of Gambling in Portugal

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In Portugal, the government gives concessions to private companies for gaming operations. Lotteries are operated by Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa. Casinos are operated by various private companies and bingos outside casinos are run by private companies or notfor- … Read More

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