Two More Online Sports Betting Licences Issued In Poland

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Dec 7, 2018

Latest awards brings the number of licensees to 14

Poland now licenses 14 online sports betting operators following the issue by the Finance Ministry last week of permits to Traf-Zakłady Wzajemne Sp., a land horserace betting operator with links to the state run Totalizator Sportowy’s monopoly lottery, and Typiko Sp.

Seven online sports betting licenses have been awarded in 2018, but many operators reportedly continue to shy away from the market due to high tax rate of 12 percent on turnover, and reservations regarding the monopolistic position of Totalizator Sportowy in the online casino vertical.

Some international operators are taking the risk of offering unlicensed services in the Polish market, but could run afoul of increasingly energetic enforcement efforts by the government, which blacklists offenders.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

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.

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