When you are in Austria in a little further than the Germans, then that is certainly the benefit of profits from online gambling case. The illegal gambling on foreign platforms is also banned in Austria.
Nevertheless gave a state-permitted online platform utilizing the players to place their bets, a state in 2009 the high profits in times of crisis. So was the side win2day the cash cow of the state lotteries in Austria.
Here the state earned in gambling taxes not only properly, but also to the game fees. Last year this revenue was due to the platform and the video lottery terminal at a proud 18.65 million euros. Here, taxes are not included in the calculation.
The favorite child of the Austrians was always the lottery, now the online gambling seems to be increasingly become the focus of the players. In 2005, the taxes were out of profits from the electronic lotteries almost 9 million euros, today it is more than twice as much.
How the profits will develop on the validity of the new Gambling Act, is not yet foresee. Also the platform win2day draws its benefits from the growing resonance of online content. She made a profit last year of more than one billion euros, which represents an increase of 13 percent. Also sports betting and other sports betting is very popular in Austria and brought to the State a significant revenue.
In Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland total revenue last year, more than 8 million euros in the sports betting and more than EUR 1 million in the Other gambling. In the remaining provinces total revenue of between € 110,000 and just over 913,000 euros. Following the renewal of the Gambling Act, the votes of the points for addiction counseling in Salzburg and Lower Austria are growing louder.
The "Institute Gambling addiction" and the "self-help group Gamblers Anonymous" are of the opinion that federal and state governments to get rich with the misery of problem gamblers, but the aid agencies would get no more financial support from the State.
Although there exist clinical counseling services, which are supported by government, but by the will of the two institutions will also not get a part of the clinical sites taxes from gambling. Many addicts have tended to shy get help anonymously in a private institution, rather than asking the psychiatric help.
There one was forced to give up the anonymity if the experience of employers said Roman Neßhold from Salzburg "Institute Gambling addiction" to the APA. The device goes into this year from 350 to 400 requests for help. To help you here, this would require a stable funding, so that one does not have to beg constantly and is dependent on donations, so Neßhold.