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Slovakian gambling regulator to list legal online casinos on its website


The Slovak Gambling Regulatory Board, which regulates online gambling in the country, has added a new measure to protect resident players from abuse by illegal websites. Its official website will contain a special section called “legal website” where all legal online casinos will be presented.

Players will find it easy to determine if they are legally protected

The regulator will frequently update its list, depending on which online operators are legal or which have become illegal. By doing so, Slovak gamers will be able to easily determine on which site they will be legally protected and able to play the games presented.

All websites that offer gambling sites must have the extension “.sk” and must publish the license number, types of games, identifier and contact details, game plan in Slovak as well as registration data. identification of the ORG.

In order for players to have access to the casino’s offers, they must create an account. When registering, they must provide the online gaming site with their first and last name, permanent residence permit or residence permit, date of birth or personal identification number, as well as nationality.

Dávid Lenčéš, ORG’s chief executive, said breaking the rules can result in penalties ranging from €50,000 ($51,000) to €250,000 ($256,000). Lenčéš also noted that in order for gamers to see if a certain website is legal, they just need to search for it on the ORG list.

He added that if the site is not listed in the ORG legal websites section, it is definitely illegal. While talking about the legal obligations of these sites, Lenčéš said that they will have to fulfill their obligations according to the Slovak gambling law.

Slovakia plans to limit gambling ads and protect its consumers

In an effort to regulate the gambling industry as effectively as possible, the Gambling Regulatory Office launched its responsible marketing action plan in early June. This plan limits gambling advertisements in the country on television and radio, but also in terms of sponsorships and outside advertisements.

Lenčéš said these limits are “socially desirable” and that is why the regulator has developed the Responsible Marketing Action Plan. He also added that having a safe gaming environment is beneficial for both players and operators and that cooperation could be the basis for “possible future legislation”.

According to Lenčéš, the initiative will examine the content of advertisements, target groups, amount of advertising, etc., and that it will involve a “professional partnership discussion”. This discussion will ultimately help authorities deal with the ethics of advertising in relation to underage residents and vulnerable groups.