Gambling games in Netherlands
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Lotteries There are six organisations that are licensed to offer lottery games. The Stichting Exploitatie Nederlandse Staatsloterij, founded in 1726, is the oldest continuous lottery in the world, though it is now operated under new legislation passed in 1992. This … Read More

Gambling games in Lithuania
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Lotteries According to Lithuanian legal acts, lottery is not gaming and it is organized and regulated following the Law on Lotteries of the Republic of Lithuania. Three operators offer major national lotteries in Lithuania and are organised by the Joint … Read More

Gambling games in Italy
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Lotteries The modern gaming market began in Italy in 1946 when Sisal proposed a football pool (known today as Totocalcio). Just two years later Sisal invented Totip, a form of betting based on the outcome of horse races. The lottery … Read More

Gambling games in Hungary
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Casino Gaming The first casino in Hungary opened in 1981 without a gaming law, and it was followed by several others. The Gambling Act came into force in 1991, at a time when nine casinos were operating in Hungary and … Read More

Gambling games in Germany
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Casino Gaming As with other sectors of the gambling market in Germany, the development of the casino sector has been limited by the strict regulations and exceptionally high tax rates and duties. There is no direct regulation of the German … Read More

Gambling games in France
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Lotteries In 1933 the French parliament authorised the establishment of a national lottery. Initially the profits were allocated to accredited public causes such as the war veterans’ retirement fund and assistance for victims of agricultural disasters. In 1979, the French … Read More

Gambling games in Finland
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Lotteries Finland’s National Lottery is operated by the state owned company Oy Veikkaus, and its license allows it to operate lotteries, pools and betting games under the Lotteries Act (1047/2001) which has been in force since 1 January 2002. The … Read More

Gambling games in Estonia
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Casino Gaming The casino properties in Estonia in 2005 included an aggregate of approximately 75 tables and just fewer than 2,200 slots. In the period from 1992 to 2005, fifty-seven casinos opened in Estonia, operated by fifteen different companies, the … Read More

Gambling games in Czech Republic
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Casino Gaming There are approximately 40 small privately run casinos in the Czech Republic. These are regulated by the Ministry of Finance’s Gaming Department. Casinos are only permitted to operate in cities and towns approved by the Ministry of Finance. … Read More

Gambling games in Cyprus
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Casino Gaming There are no casinos in the Republic of Cyprus, though there are 22 casinos operating in Northern Cyprus (the Turkish section.) On 14/7/2004 the Ministerial Council of the Republic of Cyprus approved the conduct of two surveys, by … Read More

Gaming sector in Belgium
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Casino Gaming Eight casinos have long operated in Belgium in spite of the technically illegal status of casino gamin gin the country prior to 1999. All were located in coastal towns or in spa towns, Parliament finally passed a law … Read More

Gambling taxes in Austria
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Casino Gaming Austria’s first two casinos opened in 1934, in Semmering and in Baden. At present, there are 12 casinos, all operated under the state monopoly company Casinos Austria AG. All gambling operators pay 20% VAT tax on their operating … Read More

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