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Amendment to bill would cause gaming machine tax to jump

MP János Lázár, head of the parliamentary group of the governing party Fidesz, on Monday submitted an amendment to a bill raising the tax on gaming machines, while MP Antal Rogán submitted a bill that would tax online gambling.

Lázár's amendment would raise the tax on gaming machines by 500%-600%, instead of the 25% proposed by National Economy Minister György Matolcsy. The tax would rise from a monthly HUF 100,000-120,000 per machine to HUF 500,000-700,000 per machine, depending on its location, under the bill.

Rogán's bill would levy a 20% tax on all net revenue from online gambling.