Gambling games in Lithuania

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Lotteries According to Lithuanian legal acts, lottery is not gaming and it is organized and regulated following the Law on Lotteries of the Republic of Lithuania. Three operators offer major national lotteries in Lithuania and are organised by the Joint … Read More

Gambling law and barriers in Poland

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LEGISLATION ENACTED Act of 29 July 1992 on games and mutual wagering – Regulation of 3 June 2003 on the conditions concerning the organisation of games of chance and mutual wagering – Regulation of 3 June 2003 on the execution … Read More

Dead man’s hand

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(https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dead_man’s_hand.jpg) Dead man’s hand is a specific hand in poker, that is to say, a specific combination of cards. It has the reputation of being “cursed.” Historically, the Dead man’s hand has designated different combinations of cards, but now it … Read More

Gambling games in Latvia

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Lotteries There is only one State monopoly lottery operator, which is the joint-stock company Latvijas Loto. There are 106 full-time employees in Latvijas Lotto and this number has been steadily increasing over previous years. It is anticipated that employment will … Read More

Gambling taxes and barriers in The Netherlands

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Taxes The taxation of games of chance in the Netherlands is dealt with in the Taxation Act on Games of Chance of 1961. According to its article 2, the Taxation Act on Games of Chance does not apply to slot … Read More

Safety in European Union

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Physically, safety is the state of a situation with the minimum of risk. Psychically, safety is the state of mind of a person who feels calm and confident. For the individual or group, it is the feeling (well or ill-founded) … Read More

Continuation bet

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Continuation bet is an term specific for poker, specifically in the community cards games (Texas Hold’em, Omaha). This is a wager made on the flop by the raiser, with the size generally between 1/2 pot and the whole pot. In … Read More

Gambling games in Italy

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Lotteries The modern gaming market began in Italy in 1946 when Sisal proposed a football pool (known today as Totocalcio). Just two years later Sisal invented Totip, a form of betting based on the outcome of horse races. The lottery … Read More

Gambling taxes and law in Malta

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Taxes Lotteries The National Lottery is operated under an exclusive licence with private licensee pursuant to terms – including the payment of fees and taxes – included in that license. Based on information provided to us by the Lotteries and … Read More

Chinese poker

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The Chinese poker is a card game played mostly in Asian communities (southern China, Hong Kong …). It is also called Thirteen (thirteen cards). Rules Preparation of hand The game of Chinese Poker requires a deck of 52 cards that … Read More

Sports betting in Ireland

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Horseracing in Ireland was organised by the Irish Horseracing Authority until 2002. The Irish Horseracing Authority was established in December 1994 under the Irish Horseracing Act. The Irish National Bookmakers’ Association is a trade association representing independent bookmakers who form … Read More

Gambling taxes and law in Luxembourg

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Taxes Section 12 of the Act of 20 April 1977 states that the Grand Ducal State operates a levy on gaming revenue for the benefit of municipalities and the state. This product is made for consideration of games (roulette etc.), … Read More

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