The Netherlands has published for consultation its draft law on online gambling, which would, amongst others, set two different levels of taxation on gambling operators. Online operators would be taxed at 20%, while all land-based operators pay a 29%.
The land-based sector has voiced objections to such proposals, which would aim to ensure a level-playing field across the gambling industry. The public consultation of the draft legislation will remain open until 21st July and then debated in parliament during the autumn. Final passage of the legislation is not expected until early 2014.