"Costa Rica Will Soon Add Online Gambling Tax
Laura Chinchilla was elected as President of Costa Rica earlier this year. She has a pro-gambling stance in a country that has relaxed rules when it comes to online gambling.
To become a gambling operator in Costa Rica, you would only need to acquire a data processing license, and that permits you to set-up an online casino, poker site, or sports betting operation.
While Chinchilla supports gambling, things may soon be changing for online gambling operators that have set-up their operations in the country. She is proposing a tax on all forms of gambling which includes online gambling.
Surprisingly, many of the online gambling operators support a gambling tax because it would give some legitimacy to their operations, and officially give online gambling operators a legal status within the country.
The new bill that would add a tax to all forms of gambling could be made legal by the middle of September if the government goes along with Chinchilla and her proposal to tax the gambling operators in order to bring in additional tax revenue to fight crime."
That was taken from another website. On the one hand good if it adds legitimacy/credibility to the operators there. But its bad if they are paying more taxes on the profits as that means less money for bonuses and promotions. So Swings and Roundabouts.