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Gambling is once again legal in Bratislava

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The Regional Court reversed the ban on gambling in the Slovak capital.

 

A ban on gambling in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, has been overturned. This is the consequence of the verdict pronounced by the Regional Court in Bratislava on June 7. It ruled that the ban did not comply with the law. This means that gaming houses do not need to close and can continue operating in Bratislava.

The wishes of 136,000 Bratislavans as well as all opponents of gambling in our city have been trampled,” said Bratislava Mayor Ivo Nesrovnal when responding to the verdict, adding that the city will take the case to the Supreme Court.

The Regional Court in Bratislava was not ruling on the ban itself but the way in which it was introduced. The city councillors adopted the ban at the second attempt. The first one in February 2017 failed when not enough councillors raised their hands in favour. The voting itself was initiated by a petition requiring a ban on gambling in the city, signed by about 130,000 citizens.

The Bratislava city council adopted an absolute ban on gambling in the capital on March 30 when it voted for a second time. The measure came into force at the beginning of May 2017.

With this current verdict the court has now excluded the possibility of a repeat vote.

The Association of Entertainment and Gambling (AZAH) responded to the verdict by saying that it is sad that this issue had to end up in court and that the city does not have sensible regulations controlling gambling. Nevertheless, due to a new regulation placing restrictions on gambling, which came into force at the beginning of 2018, the number of gaming houses has decreased.

“Even though gambling continues to be legal, there will be no Las Vegas in Bratislava,” said Dominika Lukáčová of AZAH, as cited by the TASR newswire, adding that out of the original 150 gaming houses only 99 are still operating today.

 

Source: The Slovak Spectator

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NSoft’s Sportsbook released to Orion Tip retail network in Slovakia

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NSoft`s Sportsbook offer Pre-Match and In-Play Betting MTS has been released to Orion Tip`s retail network in Slovakia. This represents continuation of the existing cooperation with Orion Tip who has introduced Nsoft’s sports betting offer to its players via terminals and now extended it to retail offer.

NSoft has been recording constant growth of placed In-Play bets. Managed Trading Service (MTS) in sports betting provides flexibility and represents an effective risk management strengthening competitiveness, minimising operational risks and costs.

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Find out more on NSoft´s Sportsbook offer – book a meeting with NSoft´s sales staff in London at the upcoming ICE London, February 5-7, Stand S1-260 or contact Sales team at sales@nsoft.com.

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New legal regulations in Poland

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New regulations on the documentation of gambling will enter into force on 18 January 2019. On 28 December 2018, the Minister of Finance amends the ordinance on the documentation of entities operating in the field of gambling.

Pos. 26 Overview:

Entries for documentation kept in paper form shall be made in a permanent and legible manner. Amendments and corrections in this type of documentation shall be made in such a way that the crossed out original text remains legible. However, each change or amendment is confirmed by the signature of the person making the change or amendment, giving the date of their introduction, and if necessary, it is described under the heading “comments.”

On the other hand, entries in the documentation kept in electronic form are made using a computer programme, in accordance with the written instruction manual of this programme, in such a way as to:

* provide an insight into the content of alerts and ensured protection of recorded data against destruction or loss, in accordance with the principles of confidentiality, integrity and accessibility;

* provide protection against unauthorised access, in particular through the use of authentication and authorisation mechanisms;

* enable printing of entries and reports from entries made, along with the changes made, in chronological order;

* ensure identification of the person making the change in the documentation along with the date of making this change.

The documentation should be registered by the competent head of the customs and tax office. In the case of paper-based documentation, the documentation must also be officially sealed by the appropriate head of the customs and tax office, and individual documentation cards—numbered consecutively.

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Poland’s LV BET becomes the official sponsor of Stal Mielec

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LV BET Zakłady Bukmacherskie company has signed a deal with the Polish football club Stal Mielec to become the official sponsor of the club till 2021.

As part of the deal, the LV BET logo will appear for the first time on the sleeve of the match shirt. The contract also includes sponsor’s displays during matches played at the facility in Mielec. The logo will appear on static bands and LED bands, advertising materials on the stadium and press walls. The cooperation will also include activities in social media, club television and on the club’s website.

“Together, we believe in success and measurable effects of cooperation with new clubs that can achieve a good sports result. This is the basis for long-term activities in the context of sports sponsorship. We consider cooperation with the team from Mielec to be an investment in the future. We are convinced that it will be fruitful for both sides and together we will write the story of Stal, which will refer to the greatest sports successes of the club.” said Łukasz Kieza, LV BET Country Manager.

“I am very happy that I was able to contribute to the cooperation between the highly respected LV BET company and the Stal Mielec club. I am sure that it will bring tangible benefits to both parties and will translate into successful functioning of the club in the years to come.” said Tomasz Poręba, vice president of the Polish Olympic Committee.

“Thank you for trusting us. We are very happy that another serious Sponsor joined our team and became the driving force of Stal Mielec on the way to its former glory.” Stal Mielec President Jacek Orłowski added.

 

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