The Dutch remote gaming bill was approved by a large parliamentary majority on 7 July, but a 29% tax rate and restrictions on live betting advertising will place doubts on its viability, writes Younes Moussaoui.
On 7 July 2016, two years after submission, the remote gaming bill was finally adopted by a large majority in the Dutch Parliament (111 vs. 39).
The bill has been adjusted when compared to the bill that was submitted in July 2014, due to several adopted amendments.
Some adjustments are for the better, others are for the worst.
So the bill has not remained unscathed, but these adjustments were necessary for it to be adopted and the hardest hurdle has at last been overcome.