Slot machines and lottery terminals are banned in Prague

If in some countries gambling is legalized, in others the rules are tightened. The Czech Republic recently decided to ban all slot machines in the capital. Legislators voted in favor of the change, but now the document must be approved by the city council.

Operators will be able to continue operating under valid licenses. But in 2024 they all expire. Endangered slot machines and lottery terminals. The authorities understand that the city will lose a rather big tax revenue, but they are ready to put up with this in order to reduce the damage from gambling addiction.

Prague is gradually pushing out the gambling business from its territory. In the past, the authorities have significantly reduced the number of operators allowed on the market and the number of slot machines. They also limited advertising and raised income taxes.

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