The Ministry of Finance informs about an amendment to the regulation regarding lottery devices, gaming devices and slot machines, information security.
The Minister of Finance, Investment and Development has signed an ordinance amending the ordinance on lottery devices, gaming devices and slot machines, securing information regarding the organized lottery and obtaining, calculating and paying out winnings.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Gambling Act, only the minister competent for public finances, in the form of decisions, decides whether playing on a given device is a game on slot machines within the meaning of the Gambling Act.
The opinion of the testing entity is only an attachment to the application for issuing the decision. This opinion must contain information that it serves only to issue a decision by the minister competent for public finance.
The opinion of the testing unit documents the conduct of the technical examination of the gaming device, and the only purpose of preparing such an opinion is the need to attach it to the application for issuing the decision on the nature of games on gaming machines.
Thus, the opinion of the testing entity does not state the gambling or non-gambling nature of a given game and cannot be treated as a settlement in this respect.
Persons illegally arranging gaming machines and possessing gaming machines contrary to the provisions of the Gambling Act are at risk of administrative liability specified in the Gambling Act and fiscal criminal liability specified in the Fiscal Penal Code.