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Betting Legislation and Regulations

Gambling Tax Laws: A Comprehensive Guide to Forex Trading


Gambling tax laws vary from country to country, with the vast majority of countries having some form of indirect taxation when it comes to gambling activities. The most common form of taxation for gambling is a turnover tax, which is applied to all forms of gambling; including online gaming, sports betting, and lotteries. Other taxes, such as value-added tax (VAT) or excise tax may also be applicable in certain countries. Generally, taxing gambling is seen as a way to both discourage gambling activities, as well as generate additional short-term revenue for authorities.