Romania Issues Ban on Slots in Small Towns

Romania has moved to block small towns and rural areas from offering slot machines as part of a parliamentary vote this week.

The measure comes in the form of Government Emergency Ordinance 82/2023 which was introduced last year but is being augmented by the parliamentary vote. The rule would necessitate any slots only be offered in a town that has more than 15,000 people. Any town with a populace lower than this will have their slots removed, as the order would go into effect 10 days after it is issued.

There are also other amendments in the ordinance, which feature other restrictions for the betting industry. These include restrictions for operators outside the country. Those who plan to offer online gaming services in the country need to register a business in the country, and outside operators need to pay Romanian taxes on revenue generated from Romanian players.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.


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