The Remote Gambling Association (RGA), the iGaming industry association, has claimed that the Portuguese government could raise an additional €20m in revenue if it was to base its proposed online sports betting tax on operators’ gross gaming revenue (GGR) rather than turnover.

Auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) carried out a study, Sporting Bets Regulation in Portugal, on behalf of the RGA, which concluded that the current proposed turnover tax regime for the soon-to-be regulated Portuguese online sports betting market will generate total revenue of €17m for the government up until 2018.

PwC's report however claims that basing this tax on GGR, instead of an 8 per cent tax on sports betting turnover, would raise an additional €20m in the same timeframe for a total of €37m.

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