Dutch tax office loses appeal on taxing online poker players

January 9, 2019

According to Dutch.nl, scores of online poker players have won an appeal in a class action against the Dutch Tax Office Belastingdienst who claimed online poker players winnings on PokerStars.eu were taxable at 29 percent as the company was established on the Isle of Man. The class action rebutted that PokerStars.eu was established in Malta, a European Union member […]

Amsterdam court rules poker a game of chance

March 7, 2016

According to Netherlands gaming authority Kansspelautoriteit, a Dutch court ruled late last week on the skill vs. chance poker debate saying in its view poker is a game of chance. The ruling was handed down in a case involving the indictment of three men accused of violating Dutch gambling law when they organised a pub […]

Poker pro prevails in clash with Dutch taxman

February 11, 2016

Kudos to Dutch online poker pro Freerk Post, whose running fight with the Dutch tax authority Belastingdienst has ended in success, with the taxman withdrawing an appeal against an earlier positive finding for the player. Post filed against the tax authority last year, challenging an attempt by Belastingdienst to levy tax on player winnings achieved […]

Dutch online poker expectation overinflated?

September 1, 2014

According to legal and economic business solutions provider Academicon, views on the estimated size of the soon to be regulated online gambling market in the Netherlands are often biased by political agendas. Academicon says the currently unregulated Dutch online poker market shows a sharp decline according to independent research undertaken on the online poker database […]