Today, the Dutch parliament finally passed the bill on remote gaming, enabling interested operators to obtain a long-awaited license to enter the Dutch market.
One of the hot topics in Parliament was the tax rate. Eventually Parliament agreed upon a 29% tax rate, which rate is also applicable to land based gaming.
The bill creates the basis for a license, so that Dutch players can safely and responsibly participate in online gaming. Strict license requirements will apply, which will better protect players against, amongst other things, gambling addiction.
Still, the bill had to pass the Senate. If the Senate approves the bill, it is expected that a license for remote gaming can be obtained as from Q2 2017.
More details will follow soon.