Denmark Gets Green Light From EU for Online Gambling

10/04/2011
By Tommie ClarkGoogle

 

Denmark has recently been given the “go ahead” from the European Commission to establish a market for online gambling.   This all started with an investigation into the uneven balance between laws in place for online and offline gambling.  Currently in Denmark, there is a 75% tax levied on some land-based casinos.  The current proposal by the Danish Gaming Duties Act is that there should only be a 20% tax for online casinos.  The European Commissions was asked to investigate after some land-based operators complained that these proposals were equivalent to the state giving financial aid to online casinos.

 

The European Commission rules that the “positive effects of the liberalization of the market outweigh the distortions of competition brought about by the measure”. The EU deemed the Danish act acceptable and in accordance with EU law. Definitely a slap in the face to the land-based casinos however, they risked a ruling not in their favor once they started to complain and demand an investigation.

 

Online casino operators are no doubt happy with the ruling and are excited to see how it will affect other European countries with regard to their rulings on online gambling.  Online casinos argue that they are up against an international and competitive market and therefore have to compete much harder for market share than land-based casinos.

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