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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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Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.