iGaming Business – The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling that confirms the differentiated Danish tax regime for online gambling in the country.

Applicants had challenged a decision by the European Commission to approve the Danish taxation model for online and offline gambling, which sets out two different taxation levels for the alternate types of gambling.

The Danish level of tax for online gaming was established after taking into account the need to channel consumers in the country towards regulated services.

However, the Court ruled that land-based applicants are not individually impacted by the tax regime.

The Court also confirmed that Member States are able to continue setting a tax level for online gambling that considers the competitive global internet market to ensure consumers are channelled to regulated services.

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