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Update on gambling legislation for the Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal and Germany

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by MightyDuck, Mar 12, 2016.

    Mar 12, 2016
  1. MightyDuck

    MightyDuck Experienced Member

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    I went through the quarterly report from betsson AB for Q4/2015 and found some information about gambling legislation for some key markets in Europe. I'm particularly happy about the development in Germany where a grey market is the status quo for too many years now and proper legislation is really needed.

    The Netherlands
     The proposed new Dutch legislation is still in the second
    chamber in the parliament waiting to be processed
     A political deal have been made between the ruling coalition
    partners to set both online and offline net tax of 29%
     A debate and vote in parliament is expected in March/April
    and, if passed, the senate will discuss and vote on the law in
    Q3/Q4 2016
     Too early to speculate the outcome. The construction of the
    law might also be legally challenged if passed
     If passed, implementation is estimated Q2 2017

    Sweden – Timetable for new regulation
     Legislative process has been initiated and chairperson
    have been appointed
     Law proposal planned for Dec 2017
     Start of new legislation planned for 1 July 2018

    Portugal – Timetable for new regulation
     Betsson is preparing for the upcoming licensing process
     Licenses to be issued during 2016 but still considerable
    difficulties regarding the licencing requirements and
    implementation

    Germany
     Existing legislation is constantly being questioned by the
    European Commission and by local politicians.
     A new ECJ judgement from this week (Ince, C 336/14), has
    confirmed such criticism and firmly ruled that the German
    sport betting regulation is contrary to EU Law.
     Politicians and regions are split on the issue but more and
    more support a licensing model. Supported by the INCE case
    the development towards a licensing model will accelerate.
     We believe that a licensing model is likely to prevail in the
    long run and we are taking steps to be ready to apply for a
    license when such opportunity opens up.


    source: xttp://files.shareholder.com/downloads/AMDA-1D21B7/1685583259x0x873578/404813EB-134C-46AE-9F90-EEE609F8CD0B/Presentation_of_Q4_2015.pdf
     
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