The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has strongly criticised Montenegro’s proposed tax on iGaming customers’ stakes, warning that the regime is likely to aid black market operators.

The Eastern European country has revealed plans to levy a turnover tax on consumers’ stakes, which the RGA says shifts the tax burden to players and makes high-turnover, low-margin games unprofitable for operators.

This in turn reduces the value of such products for consumers, cuts demand and therefore reduces tax revenue for the country’s government, the association explains. 

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