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Danish land-based casinos demand EC rethink of online gambling taxes

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There’s uproar in the streets of Denmark – and it’s got nothing to do with Nicklas Bendtner being fit to start their first World Cup match against Holland tomorrow. It’s the land-based casinos who have got the hump and demanded that the new laws liberalising Danish internet gambling be reconsidered by the European Commission. You can understand their anger, given that the new tax laws would see land slot machine and casino revenues taxed at between 45 and 75%, while the proposed tax rate for online gambling is 20%. It’s what you might call a bit of disparity – like comparing the lumbering Bendtner with the sublimely talented Dutch striker Robin van Persie. But then again since when has gambling legislation – or indeed international football – been about fairness? Read more.

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