|CJEU confirms Danish differentiated tax regime for online gambling The highest European Court confirmed that a tax scheme that imposes a higher tax rate on land-based casinos than on internet-based online casinos is not in violation of EU laws. In our view the exact terms are the following :
The General Court dismissed both appeals purely on points of procedure, since it found that the applicants were not individually , nor directly concerned by the measure, and could challenge the measure before national Courts. Therefore the applicants in both procedures had no interest in filing the annulment procedure. The cases were declared inadmissible, meaning that the General Court did not address the validity of the Danish tax measures.
This decision of the General Court can be challenged by the applicants on points of law, in an appeal before the Court of Justice of the EU -Philippe Vlaemminck, Partner ALTIUS
|“We are looking forward to the opportunity to meet with lottery industry professionals and share some of the ground-breaking new products that we have developed over the last year,” said Jennifer Westbury, Executive Vice President, Sales & Customer Development, Pollard Banknote. “Visitors to our booth will not only get to see some of the most successful instant tickets in the industry, they will also have the chance to get an exclusive look at our latest ‘Space Between’ offerings, including the PlayOn™ Loyalty Platform, and our state-of-the-art iLottery solution.”|
|"Scientific Games has been a trusted supplier to the Delaware Lottery since our first instant game in 1976 and we are pleased to extend this successful relationship," said Vernon Kirk, Delaware Lottery Director. "The extension enables us to continue delivering games that Delaware players find entertaining and that help our retailers grow sales as we fulfill our mission to return maximum contributions to the State of Delaware's General Fund."|
|“We are proud to continue our collaboration with the Maine State Lottery. In the more than three decades that we have been their trusted partner, the Lottery’s revenue has experienced continued growth.” said Pat McHugh, President, North America Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. “Our focus is aligned with the Lottery’s mission to responsibly maximize revenue growth to generate additional funds for the state and the local businesses that depend on lottery sales.”|
|The Implication´s of RAWA´s “Restoration of America´s Wire Act” Passage - The aim of the bill is to
restore [the] long-standing United States policy that the Wire Act prohibits all forms of Internet gambling. If passed, the bill would apply to online casinos and online State lotteries as well as online poker, with the only exceptions being online pari-mutuel betting on horse racing (exempted by the Interstate Horseracing Act 1978) and fantasy sports betting (exempted by UIGEA). Under the current wording of the proposed legislation, online poker in the three regulated markets of Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware would have to cease, and all attempts to bring online poker to California, Pennsylvania and other states would be pointless. Effectively, if RAWA passes Congress during the forthcoming session, it would put an end to legalised online poker in the United States.
|“The most common request we receive from our players is for a new game that offers an opportunity for more players to become millionaires,” said Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “Our players have always enjoyed Monopoly-themed Scratch-Off games, and the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB Terminal game is sure to deliver even more fun and excitement, while also generating additional revenue for Florida’s students and schools.”|
Public Gaming Magazine January/February 2014