CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS - FISCAL AID – ADVANTAGE

Fiscal aid : The General Court of the European Union considers that differentiated taxes on entry fees in casinos do not necessarily reveal the existence of an advantage for some of them (Greece / Commission)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Taxes on gambling are generally very high. Greece has a long-standing tax on entries to casinos. However, it has been set at different levels in different casinos. Specifically, Greece has introduced a uniform 80% tax on casino entrance tickets and has set two different legal prices (€15 and €6) for the entrance ticket. The Commission considered that this system was discriminatory, that casinos which are taxed less than others (the former paying €4.80 to the State per entry ticket, the latter paying €12 per entry ticket) benefited from an advantage constituting state aid incompatible with the internal market. The Commission

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  • European Commission - Legal Service (Brussels)

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Bruno Stromsky, Fiscal aid : The General Court of the European Union considers that differentiated taxes on entry fees in casinos do not necessarily reveal the existence of an advantage for some of them (Greece / Commission), 11 September 2014, Concurrences N° 4-2014, Art. N° 69993, pp. 199-200

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