The Polish government decided to introduce a state monopoly on the production of slot machines. This measure is part of a new bill aimed at combating illegal gambling, which will come into force in April.
Production of slot machines in Poland will be the prerogative of the state defense group PGZ, and Totalizator Sportowy, the state gaming operator, will become a monopoly operator of slot games.
Totalizator Sportowy plans to spend approximately $ 235 million on new purchases over a period of four years. The government also announces that PGZ will provide the company with 35,000 slot machines for creating a network throughout Poland.
“About 90% of the operators of the Polish online market do not comply with national legislation and do not pay taxes. These companies make an unfair competition for operators who pay taxes and create jobs for our citizens, “a member of the Seim commented on the new law.
The new gambling legislation of Poland legalizing all types of online gambling comes into force on April 1, 2017. According to the law, the whole gambling sector on the Internet is eligible for the state monopoly, except for bookmaker services and lotteries licensed by the Polish regulator.