Czech Lottery Losing Battle As Tax-Hike Bill Advances

A bill working its way through the Czech parliament that would have raised land-based gambling taxes across the board has been altered to replace wide-ranging changes with only one massive, controversial, increase to lottery taxes.

In April, news first emerged that the Ministry of Finance was planning to condense the tax rates for various forms of gambling at between 20 and 30 percent of gross gaming revenue (GGR).

The most controversial of these changes was an increase to the levy paid by lottery companies, which was set to rise 7 points to 30 percent.

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