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Parliament resumes plenary session after summer break

Following the summer recess, the Slovak parliament reconvened on Tuesday, September 8.

Following the summer recess, the Slovak parliament reconvened on Tuesday, September 8.

Lawmakers advanced a revision to the law on gambling games to its second reading. The draft suggests that these games be operated exclusively on the basis of a licence. Individual licences should be required for gambling in casinos. Outside casinos, their provision is to be conditional on a general licence.

Providers of poker-type card games should thus direct €200 per table monthly or €1,500 per table annually towards the state budget as of 2010. This amendment is expected to bring €7.6 million or more to the state budget next year and increase revenues of municipalities by €3 million, the SITA newswire wrote.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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