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September 24, 2021

Over 50,000 slot machines may have to be removed

Poland Parliament approves gambling ban

(Poland).- A new bill just passed in the Polish Parliament, which restricts gambling strictly to official casinos. The bill's passage comes after a huge scandal, dubbed "Blackjackgate", rocked Prime Minister Tusk's cabinet last month.


he country of Poland has had a major gambling scandal rock the government, that has prompted lawmakers to pass a bill banning gambling outside of casinos. The new laws state that slot machines, previously allowed in bars, cafes, service stations and some shopping centres, will only be allowed within official casinos.

It is estimated that over 50,000 machines may have to be removed. Also, individuals under the age of 18 will not be permitted to gamble at all. The legislation also affects Internet gambling, which will no longer be allowed under the Polish law. However, the enforcement of this aspect of the bill will inevitably prove much more difficult than even the removal of thousands of slot machines.
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