BUSINESS IN SHORT

Gambling law revised

THE LAW on gambling will lose the special category of ‘casino in a recreational complex’, after an amendment to that effect was approved by parliament on December 8.

THE LAW on gambling will lose the special category of ‘casino in a recreational complex’, after an amendment to that effect was approved by parliament on December 8.

The ‘casino in a recreational complex’ category created a preferential tax regime in the law after it was amended by the previous finance minister, Smer nominee Ján Počiatek. The law also introduced regressive levies.

The current Finance Ministry suggested omitting this special category of casino, as well as the granting of a special kind of individual licence, from the law with the aim of unifying the terms of operation for all casinos, the SITA newswire reported.

The government's programme statement obliges the government to return the legislation regulating hazard and gambling to its pre-2009 state.

The entire coalition supported revision of the law on gambling.

However, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) deputies made clear they do not oppose a casino complex as such, but object only to the deformation of the tax system to support it.


Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Better times ahead for the Calvary in Bratislava

The last preserved station was restored this summer.

The last preserved station of the Stations of the Cross in Bratislava

Why you need to buy a belt

On this Black Friday, with society teetering on the brink of chaos, I ask that we all do our part.

Roundup: Bratislava’s Old Market Hall hosts Christmas markets

If you have not watched the 'Dracula' miniseries, filmed in Slovakia last year, it is about time.

Bratislava’s Old Market Hall will provide visitors with Christmas vibes in the coming four weeks. Each week, from Wednesday to Saturday, people can do a little bit of Christmas shopping at the venue.

Fico admits to ties with Bödör

Former prime minister stands by his praise for the state secretary who confessed to corruption and court interference.

Robert Fico during his November 26 press conference.