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Slovaks spend Sk26.5 billion gambling

THE APPETITE of Slovaks for gambling has been increasing, the daily Národná obroda wrote. Last year, they spent Sk26.5 billion (€646.12 million) on gambling, which is Sk2 billion (€48.76 million) more than in 2002.

According to experts, Slovak gamblers hope to improve their social situations by winning.

In 2003, Sk20 billion (€487.64 million) in winnings were paid to gamblers. Slot machines remain the most popular gambling devices.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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