Coalition wants to use online gambling tax for sports
Government parties VVD and PvdA want to use money earned from taxing online gambling to promote and aid sports. They will present the proposal to parliament on Thursday, ANP reports. The parties want the money to go to both professional athletes and amateurs. Thus both Olympic Games participants and sports clubs can benefit from it, according to VVD parliamentarian Jeroen van Wijngaarden. The idea is to legalize online gambling, like betting on sports matches, in the Netherlands and taxing it at 29 percent. Part of that money will go to sports, if it is up to the coalition parties. It could involve between 8 and 10 million euros a year extra.