The Romanian Gaming Celebration – Casino Inside Gala Awards, 8th edition
05 Jan 2023

The Romanian Gaming Celebration – Casino Inside Gala Awards, 8th edition

The Romanian Gaming Celebration – Casino Inside Gala Awards was an extraordinary event that brought together the cream of the Romanian gaming industry and many big names from the world’s best known brands. 3 rooms of the Crowne Plaza Hotel were packed to capacity for this memorable show, which delighted its audience with music, dance and good times. The award winners received recognition and the gambling industry got the...

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FROM THE CYCLE “I MESSED ARROUND”  THE PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION IS DONE WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS AND HAS STARTED REGULATING GAMBLING
31 Dec 2022

FROM THE CYCLE “I MESSED ARROUND” THE PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION IS DONE WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS AND HAS STARTED REGULATING GAMBLING

Recently, I was a guest on a TV show where I discussed some of the controversial issues that have impacted the gambling industry in recent times. It’s a good thing that we got rid of a regulation that proposed to tax gambling winnings at 40% for what exceeds 1,000 lei, when the following announcement appeared on the skyline: The legislative proposal to amend Government Emergency Ordinance no.77/2009 on the organization and...

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THE GAMES „OF CHANCE” IN ROMANIA  ”… the sheep should not be skinned, should be milked!”
24 Nov 2022

THE GAMES „OF CHANCE” IN ROMANIA ”… the sheep should not be skinned, should be milked!”

As if in competition with the disastrous economic situation, the neighbouring war and the threat of the return of the pandemic, a legislative amendment to GEO 77/2009 appeared in August, which seems to have been made to bury the gambling industry in our country. While the state’s need to collect more money for the budget in these troubled times is understandable, one cannot help but notice the chaotic way of doing so, with...

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GAMBLING IN ROMANIA BETWEEN PANDEMIC AND WAR
13 Jul 2022

GAMBLING IN ROMANIA BETWEEN PANDEMIC AND WAR

In the last article I wrote, I concluded by expressing my hope “that this year will no longer be a burden for land-based gambling operators, that solutions will be found to allow them to carry out their activities without affecting public health and that the authorities will also take into account the needs of this industry, which makes a considerable contribution to the state budget”. Here we are halfway through the year...

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ROMANIAN GAMBLING THROUGH THE EYES OF A LAWYER.  BETWEEN TRADITION, PANDEMIC AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
04 Feb 2022

ROMANIAN GAMBLING THROUGH THE EYES OF A LAWYER. BETWEEN TRADITION, PANDEMIC AND FUTURE CHALLENGES

For some time, if you walk through Romanian cities, you will notice in their centers lots of pharmacies, banks and gambling halls or betting agencies. A crotchety might say that there are too many games of chance, but if we analyze that, at national level, in Romania are authorized about 65,000 slot machines and in Spain, only in Madrid, are allowed over 100,000, you will notice that there aren’t that many in our country. In...

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