Gambling operators in the Netherlands will face a double-digit increase in gambling levy rates from October.
The Dutch government announced changes to levies and fees ahead of the online market’s launch on October 1. The figures will last for the next ten years.
The gambling levy increase for all providers of games of chance due to an increase in the costs incurred by the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) gaming authority in regulating the new online market.
Lotteries, slot machines, and land-based casinos will also see a slight increase in levy contributions.
“Since its introduction on April 1, 2012, the gambling levy has not been indexed for price inflation or wage cost developments,” the Dutch government stated. “As a result, the levy amounts and levy percentages are no longer adequate to cover the KSA’s costs in the context of supervision and enforcement.
Meanwhile, license fees will also change, with most cases seeing an immediate reduction. Lotto and casino operators’ processing fees will reduce from €48,000 to €28,000. The fees for online gambling operators will remain the same at €48,000.