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European Commission Clears Danish Tax Treatment of Casinos

European Commission Clears Danish Tax Treatment of Casinos

By Arne Riis, Poul Erik Lytken and Tina Buur Johnsen

Published by Tax Notes Int'l, October 17, 2011, p.184

On September 20, 2011 the European Commission approved Danish legislation liberalising the Danish gambling market, stating that even though the lower tax rate, which, as opposed to traditional Danish casinos, is offered to online casinos under the new legislation, constitutes state aid, the benefits of a liberalised Danish gambling market outweigh the downsides that could arise from the difference in taxation. 
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