Danish Horse Racing* Taxes hypothecated to State aid measures fall within the scope of the assessment of the compatibility of those measures. Introduction Operating aid is not normally allowed. Yet, in decision SA.48604 concerning horse-racing betting in Denmark the Commission appears to have authorised operating aid.  This measure was approved within six months. In the post-SAM, it must be one of the fastest decisions since 2014. Currently, Danske Spil holds the right to a legal monopoly in betting on horse racing in Denmark. However, the turnover on horse race betting has declined steadily since 2007. The Danish authorities want to liberalise gambling on horse racing completely and mutualise the interests of the racing industry and betting operators. The monopoly rights
The EU Commission decides that a Danish levy intended to liberalise the horse racing sector is compatible with State aid rules (Denmark - aid scheme for horse racing sector)
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