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Poland – Mentzen: A new gambling law is needed

In an interview for National Media during a poker tournament in Toruń, one of the Konfederacja leaders Sławomir Mentzen admitted that gambling law should be changed in Poland. He reminded that the state budget is losing a lot of funds from this ban.

The law regarding poker is absurd in Poland. You can’t legally play cash poker for over 10 years. I remember that in college we played poker with my friends every week. It was a natural way for me to spend my free time – said Sławomir Mentzen.

He explained that the current Gambling Act prohibits the organization of games, including for cash amounts. The organizer must first notify about the event to the appropriate office. Only material prizes of low value can be given to the winner.

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