Polish authorities have reportedly issued a statement reiterating their position that residents who play at an unlicensed online casino are breaking the law and could be fined $ 1.1 million.
According to a report released on Monday by iGamingBusiness.com, the statement by the country’s Ministry of Finance and National Revenue Authority found that this harsh sanction complies with Article 23 of the Criminal Tax Code and can also be applied to residents. Polish playing abroad. The source clarified that the bodies then advised players and sports betting enthusiasts across the country to avoid violating the principles of the Gaming Act of 2017 by not using unlicensed iGaming sites or using unlicensed iGaming sites. participating in illegal games.
The joint declaration of Ministry of Finance and National Revenue Administration reportedly further revealed that it remains illegal for businesses or individuals to use foreign certifications or licenses for the purpose of offering online gambling in Poland. He would then have promised to sanction heavy consequences for any iGaming operator judged to have contradicted the principles of his license which can reach up to a maximum fine of $ 4 million with a custodial sentence of up to three years.
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However, iGamingBusiness.com reported that the proclamation subsequently reiterated the legality of promotional lotteries as long as the responsible operator had already obtained the appropriate government license. He has therefore attempted to help those who enjoy an online float by listing a number of 22 legal services from iGaming before advising Polish punters to visit the estate at Taxki.gov.pl for updates on a particular site.
Poland has long tried to keep its domestic iGaming market free of operators who do not hold a national license and maintain a long list of “blacklisted‘which would contain the names of more than 15,000 domains. The source further claimed that the nation of some 38 million people is adding new services to this banned inventory. daily with recent outcasts who would have included NitroCasino.com and AgentSpins.com as well as domains of the licensed operator iGaming of Curacao Romix Limited such as CampoBet.com and CampoBet.se.
The new decree of the Ministry of Finance and National Tax Administration is essentially an indication that Poland now intends to deal with access to an unlicensed online casino and sports betting site. as a tax offense. With the new rules applying equally to affiliates, the statement is also a statement that the authorities in this Eastern European country intend to protect an industry that is a valuable source of tax revenue.