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 Latvia
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Lotteries There is only one State monopoly lottery operator, which is the joint-stock company Latvijas Loto. There are 106 full-time employees in Latvijas Lotto and this number has been steadily increasing over previous years. It is anticipated that employment will … 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 Greece
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Casino Gaming There are seven casinos licensed to operate on the Greek mainland, and about ten others operating on Greek islands, particularly Corfu and Rhodes. There are only two casinos in Athens. Generally speaking, casinos in Greece are resort-based 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 Hungary
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Taxes Gambling organizers, including operators of gambling money-winning machines, pay game tax in accordance with the following rules: Gambling organizers assess, return and pay game tax on their own initiative (self-assessment). Game tax is treated as an expense for accounting … 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 Denmark
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Lotteries Dansk Tipstjeneste is the largest supplier in the Danish lottery gaming market. Other companies include the fully owned limited liability company The Danish Class Lottery (Klasselotteriet) and the not-for-profit charity lotteries, Varelotteriet and Landbrugslotteriet. Total lottery sales more than … Read More

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