The government of the Czech Republic has passed through new regulations on gambling within their borders, bringing with them tax rates as high as 35%.
The regulations were first reported by The Prague Post, who claims that the high tax rates are being implemented to curb the amount of gaming machines in the country and to reduce the number of gamblers. The regulation changes will also also bring loss limits to players, and outlaw gambling machines in bars and restaurants.
Commenting on the changes Prime Minister Bohyslav Sobotka said, "The government today adopted important instruments for more consistent regulation of gambling in our country. This is yet another important fulfilled pledge from the government's policy statement."