Kazakhstan prepares amendments to the law on gambling business. According to the lawmakers creation of three more gambling zones is planned: in Akbulak (Talgarsky district, Almaty region), in Khorgos (Panfilovsky district, Almaty region) and in Mangystau region. It is worth noting that the amendments are still being developed by the parliament, therefore, the initial text
Tax Code of Kazakhstan provides that the exemption of gambling business from VAT, which has been in effect since Kazakhstan gained independence, ends on January 1, 2019. Bookmakers are not happy with it, ZAKON.KZ reports. According to the business community, public organizations, as well as international consulting companies, the introduction of VAT for betting companies
From now on gamblers under 21 years of age are banned from entering a casino. The amendment has been adopted back in September 2014, but so far there was no provision that clearly described the procedure for checking the age of visitors of gambling establishments.
The Ukrainian budget does not receive a penny of taxes from the gambling industry, because most of gambling establishments and lotteries operate illegally. This was stated on March 23 by Finance Minister Alexander Danilyuk, who called on the Verkhovna Rada to legalize the gambling business.
Tax rates on gambling business were changed in 2018: the minimum and maximum rate increased twice from January 1. The authorities note that these taxes have been never indexed in Russia since 2004. Therefore, the tax will be reportedly grown ten times in comparison with 2017 in the next few years.
The legislature’s upper chamber has rejected the measure that would allow operators to apply for online sports betting licences.Tuesday saw the National Council vote 18-12 in favour of a suspensory veto of the bill that would allow operators to apply for online sports betting licences in Slovenia. In order to be approved, the bill needs […]
Deputies of the Zaporizhzhya City Council agreed to appeal to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the Verkhovna Rada, the Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko and the Minister of the Interior Arsen Avakov with a request to amend the law on the prohibition of gambling business.
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that the Hungarian requirement to have an offline casino, in order to be sanctioned to offer online casino games, is a “clear violation of EU law.”
Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) published a big report of its research of the lotteries market of Ukraine, reports Ukrainian News. The Commitee came up to the conclusion that the gambling legislation should be revised in Ukraine.
The Act on Gambling of November 19, 2009, which came into force on January 1, 2010, has caused and continues to evoke much controversy regarding the application of its provisions by customs and tax authorities and courts. Apart from the political context of its adoption, it should be recalled that due to doubts about the […]