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Poland – Poland prepares crackdown on illegal online sites

By - 21 December 2016

Poland’s Lower House of Parliament has approved a new gaming law aiming to crack down on illegal gambling activities.

The Association of Employers and Employees of Bookmakers said that around PLN6bn in tax revenue was lost because of illegal operators. It said that around 90 per cent of the online market in Poland was illegal.

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, said: “The new rules are likely to increase the protection of players, including minors, from the negative effects of gambling and increase tax revenues from legal gambling. The Act, among other things, expands the list of games that can be offered on the internet, of which virtually all will be gambling.”

The bill will now need to be approved by the Senate.

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