Amendments to Poland online poker legislation revealed

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The Polish Gambling Act will take effect in April 1.

The Polish Ministry of Finance unveiled numerous amendments to the European country’s current Gambling Act.

Poland.- The Polish Ministry of Finance (MF) revealed numerous amendments to the country’s current Gambling Act, one of which would liberalise interactive poker in the European country.

In late May, the Ministry of Finance announced it was looking to amend gambling regulation in Poland and tackle gray market operators on the Internet. Now, the head governmental administration office that oversees the country’s budget, public finance, and financial institutions, has published a clause that would allow licensed gaming companies to take poker to online websites.

If these amendments become law, “Illegal gambling operators will be subject to more severe consequences, which will hamper their operations and thus increase the market share of legal entities offering gambling,” the MF said.

Poland’s Gambling Act allows for Internet sports betting but prevents bars operators from offering poker and casino games. However, regardless of the law, numerous poker sites, including many of the power players, continue operating unscathed by government enforcement.