While numerous online gambling operators are waiting for the online gambling market in Europe to fully deregulate, it is going extremely slowly. Many countries are taking their time with online gambling. The countries are looking to make sure that everything is in place correctly so there are no issues in the online gambling industry in the country. Currently Italy and France have opened up to online gambling and are fully regulated. Because of this, online gambling operators are anticipating for other European countries to follow these examples in a reasonable and timely manner.
In Sweden, the winds of change are blowing by extremely slowly. For the last four years online gambling regulation has been almost at a full halt, much to the dismay of online gambling comapnies . While the country itself is known for producing some of the best in software pioneers and entrepreneurs, it is currently leaving them out of the cost. While all prospects of change have not been very optimistic in the last few years, in the last week the government monopoly, Svenska Spel, hosted a new seminar about licensing the market, something a number of political parties agree with.
The European Union has been notified by the country of Estonia that some remote gambling operators have the opportunity to house their servers outside the country because of changes in their Gambling Act. This can prove to be good news in the long run for the country.
Lastly time to take a look at France. The system of online gambling taxation in France looks to be finally changing due to a number of continual complaints from individuals. Operators are now looking to switch from tax on turnover to then be charges to a new system that is based only on gross gaming revenues.