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New law to clean up gambling

A NEW act on gambling took effect in Slovakia May 1. The law means that firms which operate games of chance, betting shops and casinos will have to pay more tax to the state and to municipal authorities, the Pravda daily reported.

The new system is viewed as a victory for the state as well as municipal treasuries, as these will now have much more of their cash income secured by legislation.

On the other hand, the new legislation puts an end to the state monopoly on scratch cards and other gaming products.

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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

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