Bwin Still Blacklisted in Romania Despite Paying Back Taxes

Gambling firm Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment has not yet issued a comment after it was revealed that the firm remains blacklisted by the Romanian government despite having paid millions of euros in back taxes.

The government within Romania has reportedly blocked all Bwin properties, including PartyCasino and PartyPoker because the company offered betting services while its request for a gaming license was being processed. To alleviate past transgressions Bwin has paid more than €8 million in back taxes that it supposedly owned, but this has apparently done little to ease the restrictions placed on the company.

Romania recently took a hard line stance on internet gambling operators who don't hold a gaming license by requiring all groups who apply for such a license to pay back taxes from periods in which they had had previously offered services. It is believed that the back taxes owed by groups could exceed more than €90 million.

Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.

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