The question now for the newly liberalised and regulated Dutch internet gambling market is on which country’s online gambling “model” its online casino industry should base its own system? Recently the Dutch Justice ministry decided that the Belgian model, on which it had planned to base its own industry may not meet all the requirements of the European Union’s laws.
It is thought that now the Dutch authorities may base their newly regulated online gambling industry on the Danish model which is closer to fulfilling the European Union demands. It was only in January that the European Commission finally approved of the Danish online gambling proposals. Under these new regulations foreign online casino operators can apply for a Danish licence. These operators will be subject to a 20% tax on gross revenue. It remains to be seen whether this Danish model will be used by the Dutch as a basis for their own online casino industry.