Poland issues warning against illegal online gambling

Poland has issued a warning to both players and operators.
Poland has issued a warning to both players and operators.

Poland’s Ministry of Finance and National Revenue Administration have warned operators and players against illegal online gambling

Poland.- The Ministry of Finance and Poland’s National Revenue Administration have issued a warning over illegal online gambling.

The two bodies warned that Polish residents are breaking the Gambling Act if they participate in gambling outside Poland via unlicensed websites.

The bodies also reminded operators that those who offer unlicensed gambling are liable to face fines of up to PLN4.4m (€975,750) under article 23, sections one and three of Poland’s fiscal penal code.

New domain names are added to Poland’s blacklist of illegal gambling sites on a regular basis. It now lists around 15,000 sites, with recent additions including Agentspins.com, Nitrocasino.com and Campobet sites.

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Licensed operators may also be fined if they offer gambling products in a way that contradicts their licence, they said, and they reminded operators that it was not permitted to use foreign licences and permits to offer gambling in Poland.

They noted that internet domains for promotional lotteries were legal, provided that they have a permit granted by the director of the tax administration chamber.

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