Taxation

US Tax Authority Announces Northern Marianas Gaming Regulator Owes $5.8M in Taxes

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has filed a federal tax lien against the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC) of the Northern Mariana Islands, claiming over $5.8 million in unpaid taxes dating back to 202...

NSW Government Contemplates Raising Betting Tax to 20% Prompted by Tabcorp Proposal, Impacting Major Bookmakers

The New South Wales (NSW) government is deliberating on the possibility of raising the tax on all bets made within the state from 15 to 20 percent, prompted by a proposal from industry leader Tabcorp. If implem...

Pagcor Chairman Unveils Plans to Reduce E-Games Tariffs, Boosting Philippines’ Gaming Investment Appeal

In a move aimed at fostering industry growth and attracting more investment, Alejandro Tengco, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor), revealed plans to reduce once again the rate...

FanDuel and DraftKings Grapple with Illinois Sports Wagering Tax Hike as Governor Pritzker Defends Revenue Boost

Illinois' online sports betting landscape faces upheaval as major players like FanDuel and DraftKings confront the repercussions of a significant tax increase. Governor J.B. Pritzker defends the move, asserting...

DraftKings and Flutter Stocks Dip After Illinois Budget Agreement Introduces Tax Hike on Sports Betting

Shares of major sports betting companies, including DraftKings and Flutter, experienced significant declines following the approval of a substantial tax increase on sports bets in Illinois. The state's fiscal 2...

Illinois Senate Adopts Progressive Tax Plan for Sports Betting, Offers Relief for Operators; House Vote Next

In a significant legislative move, the Illinois Senate passed a bill late Sunday night that aims to transform the state's sports betting tax structure into a progressive system based on operator revenue. The ch...

Pennsylvania’s Online Sports Betting Tax: Navigating Legislative Shifts and Industry Dynamics

Pennsylvania stands at a critical juncture in its online sports wagering industry, grappling with the implications of potential tax hikes amid a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape. As neighboring states impl...

Paf Celebrates Record €177.1 Million Revenue, Warns of Impact from Rising Gaming Taxes

Paf has achieved a record revenue of €177.1m (£150.8m/$191.4m) in its 2023 financial year, marking a 6.9% increase from the previous year. The Nordic gaming operator also posted a notable 23% rise in net profit...

CFG Challenges Sports Betting Alliance’s Opposition to Illinois Sports Betting Tax Hike, Urges Evidence-Based Policy Decisions

As gambling initiatives unfold across the U.S., the Campaign for Fairer Gambling (CFG) closely scrutinizes developments, particularly in Illinois. Governor J.B. Pritzker's proposal to raise the tax on legal spo...

Brazil Mandates Gaming Licenses by End of 2024; Non-compliant Operators Face Regulatory Action

The Brazilian government has established a December 2024 deadline for gaming operators to secure licenses or face penalties starting January 1, 2025. This requirement is detailed in Normative Ordinance 827, pub...

New Coalition Agreement Increases Gaming Tax in the Netherlands to 37.8%

A significant change in the gaming tax rate is set to take place in the Netherlands as outlined in the recently published coalition agreement between the PVV, VVD, NSC, and BBB factions. The budgetary annex, re...

Brazil Introduces 15% Tax on Player Prizes in Betting and Online Gambling

Brazil has solidified its tax framework concerning player prizes and winnings within its burgeoning betting market. The Federal Revenue Service (RFB) of Brazil has officially outlined its stance on personal inc...

New York Senator Pursues Incremental Online Gaming Strategy with Poker-Only Legislation

In the realm of online gaming legislation, New York Senator Joseph Addabbo is recalibrating his approach. Faced with the challenge of garnering support for a comprehensive bill encompassing iGaming, online poke...

Nevada Gaming Income Down in March; First Drop in 8 Months

According to profit data released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) on April 25, gaming earnings collected by the state has seen a drop over the past month. In addition, the drop occurred for the 1st ti...