AUTHORIZATION OF THE GAMBLING MEANS OF THE  SLOT MACHINE TYPE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY
May13

AUTHORIZATION OF THE GAMBLING MEANS OF THE SLOT MACHINE TYPE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

By Teodora Luca, Senior Associate at Mihai Luca Law Office Pursuant to the provisions of Article 12(3) and (4) of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 77/2009 on organization and operation of gambling, the gambling operation authorizations have a 1-year validity term, which starts running as of the 1st of the month that follows the month when the gambling organizer made payment of the fees due in advance: (3) The gambling operation...

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Ubi Lex Non Distinguit, Nec Nos Distinguere Debemus, in real life. Brief considerations on the provisions of Art. VIII of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 48/2020 on certain fiscal financial measures
May12

Ubi Lex Non Distinguit, Nec Nos Distinguere Debemus, in real life. Brief considerations on the provisions of Art. VIII of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 48/2020 on certain fiscal financial measures

by Andrei Cosma (Senior Associate); Ana-Maria Coruga (Senior Associate) și Teodora Popescu (Associate) la SCA Simion & Baciu   Since it provoked numerous discussions in the public sphere, but also multiple questions regarding the concrete application of the legal texts, we dedicate this article to the provisions of article VIII of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 48/2020 on certain fiscal financial measures (“GEO 48/2020”), with...

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Considerations on the provisions of Article VIII of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 48/2020
May11

Considerations on the provisions of Article VIII of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 48/2020

by Dan Schwartz, Managing Partner of RSM Romania    Under the Presidential Decree no. 195 of March 2020, the state of emergency was declared in Romania further to the Covid-19 pandemic spreading in our country, too.     The measures intended to fight against the pandemic, which were introduced under the Military Ordinance no. 1 issued based on the Presidential Decree no. 195/2020 and published in the Official Gazette no. 219 of 18...

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Employment relationships in the gambling industry in the COVID-19 context
Apr03

Employment relationships in the gambling industry in the COVID-19 context

by Dumitru Loredana-Marlen, Junior Lawyer and Ana Maria Calancea, Fully Qualified Lawyers at CA Luca Mihai-Cătălin Considering that, in the context of the prevention of Covid-19 cases, starting with 18.03.2020, the economic operators that operate traditional gambling and slot-machines suspend their activity throughout the period of emergency state, and having regard to the difficulties that both operators and their employees face...

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CORONAVIRUS, GAMES AND THE IMMINENT ECONOMIC CRISIS
Apr02

CORONAVIRUS, GAMES AND THE IMMINENT ECONOMIC CRISIS

The “social and economic restart” is probably the name of the situation we are in now. Like all the crises in the history of mankind, also the one we are experiencing today has, besides the dramatic consequences, some positive aspects too. How will the land based gambling industry in our country will be affected by the brutal cessation of activity, which will be the social and economic consequences, is difficult to say,...

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OBLIGATIONS OF CLASS II LICENSEES AND SANCTIONS IN CASE OF NON-OBSERVANCE
Mar10

OBLIGATIONS OF CLASS II LICENSEES AND SANCTIONS IN CASE OF NON-OBSERVANCE

by Nicoleta BĂRĂGAN, Associate Lawyer, LUCA Mihai Cătălin L.O. Identifying the obligations incumbent to the class II licensees and the corresponding sanctions in case of non-observance has proved to be a slightly difficult task for both the economic operators and the Law practitioners. In most cases the legal regulations in the field of gambling expressly provide the sanction in case of non-observance of a certain obligation, but...

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