The First draft of Law drowns to the sector with a tribute detrimental for operators and users the AEDAPI considers that it has not considered the knowledge of the private operators online, neither of the traditional industry, nor the users, nor of the experts in Internet a tribute on volume of business will take to many users to look for better products offered by operators nonregulated Madrid, 06 of January of 2011 After 3 years of delay finally has appeared the First draft of Law of game online and, if there are no changes, Spain could count on one of the worse regulations of game in Europe since would be seriously detrimental as much for companies like for users. The State has ignored the recommendations of game operators online, traditional industry, users and experts in Internet, and in its First draft of Law it proposes that the taxation that is applied on the houses of bets is, incomprehensibly, on volume of business and not on gross gains. The AEDAPI has showed that a type of tribute on volume is detrimental for the industry since it does not allow to offer competitive products and this repels directly on the user. The regulation that proposes the First draft of Law will take to many users to look for better products offered by operators nonregulated, favoring the black market and the fraudulent conducts, and will force many operators to reframe its presence in Spain. All this will have a direct influence in the volume of taxes that the State will end up collecting. Incoherence in the regulation the sector thinks that LAE (Lotteries and Bets of the State), active part in the writing of this First draft of Law of game, has defined a beneficial regulatory frame for their interests and to the detriment of the deprived operators of game online. In addition one has not considered clear examples of positive regulations in some Independent Communities like Madrid, Basque Country, Castile Leon and Navarre and four more developing. The repercussions in Spain to be approved the Law according to the present First draft, many operators would be forced to stop operating in Spain, circumstance that it would negatively affect different sectors from the Spanish economy.
The State would stop entering a part of the taxes that could collect when fixing a competitive regulatory frame. In addition they would be put in risk leaves from more than 100 million annual Euros in publicity and sponsorships that the AEDAPI esteem that invests in Spain the main European operators of game online. This last one would splash, mainly, to clubs and sport mass media. On the AEDAPI the Spanish Association of Apostantes by Internet (AEDAPI) is an independent organization and without profit spirit whose primary target is to foment a positive regulation that allows to develop a market liberalized and open of the sport bets by Internet without borders and with free competition. MORE INFORMATION: 00 TINKLE 93 238 57 Victor the 117 93 445 43 51/610 540 Alicia 93 238 59 11/618 64 06 75 Source: Note of Press sent by lianne.