Euromat, the European Amusement and Gaming Federation along with Van Kansspelen Branche Organization has filed a complaint regarding state aid. The filing was sent to the European Commission, according to a May 11, 2015 report. The complaint states the Dutch Government will violate the European Union laws if online gambling companies benefit from a 20% tax rate. Land based competitors pay 29% in tax. Information makes it clear that the Dutch Government is only considering a proposal to provide a lower tax percent to online gaming locations.
Mrs. Kok, president of Euromat, states if the proposal is pushed through it will benefit marketing budgets of online operators who do not “need the Dutch Government’s help to remain competitive.” She argues that land based casinos need more help due to a competitive struggle. The filing will make a May 28 gaming summit, held in Amsterdam, one of strong debate.