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A short history of the prohibition of slot machine games in Prague

The City of Prague has now adopted a ban on slot machines and video lottery terminals (the so-called technical games), although slot machines will not disappear completely for another three years because the licences issued prior to the ban will remain valid until their expiry. In practice, that means Prague should be free of technical…

Czech – Prague slot ban approved as national self-exclusion register kicks off

Two huge pieces of legislation have made progress in Czech with the Prague City Council approving a decree banning all slots, VLTs and gaming terminals in Prague whilst the Czech Republic Ministry of Finance launching a self-exclusion register that will allow gamblers to block themselves from all types in gambling. Firstly, the decree in the…

Czech – Prague gaming facing life without slots following first approval of new laws

Slots and VLTs are facing an outright ban in the Czech capital of Prague draft legislation presented to the City Council on September 10. The legislation would ban all mechanical, electromechanical and electronic slots and video lottery terminals in the capital whilst allowing traditional table gaming to remain. Although the ban would kick in immediately,…

Czech – King’s Casino owner buys Casino Atrium in Prague

Leon Tsoukernik, a famed poker player and owner of the King’s Casino in Rozvadov , Czech, has bought another Czech gaming property in Casino Atrium at the Hilton Hotel in Prague, home of the European Poker Tour (EPT). Mr. Tsoukernik, who founded the King’s Casino in Rozvadov in 2003 and grew it into the largest…

Czech – Raids on Czech casinos for unpaid taxes

The Czech Financial Administration has performed as series of raids on casino operators in Prague and has seized over CZK1m in property and cash for unpaid taxes. Czech Financial Administration (GFR) spokeswoman Petra Petlachova confirmed the raids had taken place but wouldn’t divulge details on which operators had been guilty of owing tens of millions…