Online gambling on the rise: Is Slovakia getting it right?

By Robert Čuperka


Unlike traditional land-based gambling, online gambling in Slovakia is currently burdened with the fact that only certain types of online gambling are available to the private sector (such as online betting), and the rest (including online casino games) are subject to a state monopoly, meaning that only a state-owned company may hold a license to run online casino games. Notwithstanding this restriction, in the past many foreign online gambling operators continued to offer online gambling entertainment solutions to Slovak-based customers without facing much pressure from the Slovak authorities. However recent regulatory and legislative proposals and changes look set to change the gambling landscape in Slovakia.

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