10 Years of existence of the National Gambling Office
19 Apr 2023

10 Years of existence of the National Gambling Office

The National Gambling Office (ONJN) celebrates its 10th anniversary in April. We present a series of very interesting interviews in which the main protagonists of those early days of the ONJN recount their experience of setting up this important institution. At the same time, they will give their current perspective on the success of this institution and how the ONJN should look like in years to come, in its role as regulator and...

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“ANECDOTES” FROM THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY or ANECDOTES AND GAMBLING
09 Feb 2023

“ANECDOTES” FROM THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY or ANECDOTES AND GAMBLING

Because spoken or written truths, half joking, half seriously, have an effect on the Romanian, I have chosen to use this species of Romanian literature for the situations I will present below, even if some readers may not like this type of article. Making fun of misfortune is a characteristic of the Romanian people, and, over time, it has helped to overcome more easily the social and economic problems, and in particular those that...

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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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