April 17, 2008

Poland to regulate online gaming in the second half of 2008

Reports coming from Poland suggest the country will look to set up the framework to regulate online gaming and betting in the second part of this year.

Marek Kapica, Deputy Minister of Finance, stated publicly yesterday that Poland will have to legalise online gambling. "We cannot control this process anyway and it is better that the budget at least derives some revenues from it," he said.

Poland’s Finance Ministry is reportedly preparing the suitable legislative changes for the second half of this year and will send them “to the European Commission within the required notification procedure".