Telecom and payment services sector warned they face fines
In a recent industry advisory, Poland’s Finance Ministry reminded telecommunications and payment service providers of their obligations according to the Gambling Act.
Telecommunication and payment companies who service Polish clients’ gambling transactions through unlicensed operators will face fines of PLN250,000 (GBP 52,700), the Ministry warned, the onus being on service providers to check against the country’s gambling blacklist which now comprises around 5,500 unlicensed domains.
This week the Ministry of Finance reported total sportsbetting turnover of PLN5.1 billion (GBP 1.1 billion in 2018, up 55 percent y-oy with the state benefiting by PLN 612 million (GBP 128 million in tax revenues.
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We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.
His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.