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Hungary Claims Gambling Is A Security Threat

The Parliament of Hungary had a bill introduced to it on Monday which described gambling as posing a threat to the country's national security.

Janos Lezar, the country's State Secretary has in the past claimed that: "Gambling is explicitly dangerous and harmful for society.”

The majority party has stated that it is committed to pushing amendments to existing laws that would prevent new and remove existing slot machines in bars and pubs, but keep them in state licensed casinos. A vote on that bill will be held as soon as Tuesda, a report by the Associated Press claims.

Any drop in tax revenues from the slot machine ban would be covered through new taxes on the internet gambling market within the country.

Lazar has claimed that the country is finding a solution as how to deal with illegal online operators as well as finding an effective tax solution. A proposal submitted last year by the Fidesz party proposed a 20% tax on net revenues for online operators.

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