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  • Capital City: Warsaw
  • Area: 312.679 km2
  • Population: 38.422.346 (30.06.2017)
  • Largest cities: Warsaw, Cracow, Lodz, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Katowice, Szczecin, Rzeszow

Current gambling regulations

USTAWA z dnia 15 grudnia 2016 r. o zmianie ustawy o grach hazardowych oraz niektórych innych ustaw. (THE ACT dated 15 December 2016 amending the act on gambling games and certain other acts).

Main assumptions:

  • Blocking bookmakers’ websites without a Polish license.
  • Blocking websites of online casinos.
  • An online casino with a state monopoly.
  • Slot machines outside casinos covered by the State’s monopoly.
  • It is forbidden to have gaming machines by unauthorized entities.
  • It is forbidden to play poker in casinos except tournaments.
  • Archiving of teleinformation data related to slot machine games for 5 years.
  • The mechanism of age verification and the ability of players to control their activity.
  • The Civil Society Development Support Fund financed by the proceeds from the gaming machines covered by the monopoly.


Ministry of Finance