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Brazil bettors situation to face 15% tax on winnings.

A new normative ordinance in Brazil has confirmed a 15% tax on player winnings above BRL2,824 (£437.77/€508.05/$547.25). The Special Secretariat of Federal Revenue of the ministry of finance published Normative Ordinance No 2,191 in the Official Diary of the Union on Tuesday. The ordinance outlined the tax framework for betting in Brazil after the Federal

Swedish regulator bans three operators.

Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has banned three operators from targeting players in the country as they did not hold the appropriate licence. Newera Frozen PTE Limited and Aprodi Limited were banned on similar contraventions. Spelinspektionen discovered that both operators organised illegal “skin” lotteries for Swedish players. These lotteries allow players to stake skins, which are

Michel Groothuizen steps in as KSA chairman.

Michel Groothuizen has been named as the new chair of the board of directors at Netherlands’ regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), succeeding René Jansen. KSA announced that Jansen was to step down after six years at the helm in October last year. Jansen decided not to stand for reappointment as he reached retirement age at the end

EGBA lauds EU’s proposed introduction of digital identification.

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed the European Parliament’s approval of introducing a standardised electronic identification method called a “European Digital Identity” (e-ID). The EGBA-endorsed move would oblige states in the European Union (EU) to issue an e-ID to citizens. This would allow them to authenticate their identity for online services. e-IDs

KSA hits Gammix with file €19.6m penalty.

The Netherlands’ gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued its largest ever fine of €19.6m (£16.8m/$21.2m) to Gammix Limited for offering games without a licence. In June 2022, Gammix was ordered to leave the Dutch market or risk paying €1.4m in weekly fines. The following March, the KSA ordered Gammix to pay €4.4m for not complying

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