LV BET Zakłady Bukmakerskie company has requested the City Council of Tomaszów Mazowiecki to issue an opinion on the location of the casino in the city.
The casino would be located at ul. Legionów 21/23 in Galeria Bulwary. Pursuant to the Gambling Act, the application for granting a casino gambling license should contain a positive opinion of the commune council on the location of the casino. A negative opinion of the commune council excludes the possibility of issuing a concession to operate a casino. On the other hand, a positive opinion does not bind the competent authority to issue a permit.
The Company’s application will be considered at the session of the City Council of Tomaszów Mazowiecki tomorrow, November 30.
Unfortunately, the draft resolution provides for a negative opinion of the City Council in relation to this location. In the justification, we read that in expressing the opinion, the commune council should be guided by the location assessment from the point of view of the local spatial development plan for the area, because the act may, for example, contain regulations preventing such activities in a given area, and in the absence of such a plan, for expressing opinions, it may have actual management of neighboring areas, eg location of schools, educational and educational facilities, care facilities, cemeteries and religious worship centers in the immediate vicinity.
On November 3, a joint meeting of the Permanent Commission of the Tomaszów Mazowiecki City Council was held to familiarize with the application of LV BET Zakłady Bukmacherskie Sp. z o.o. and giving an opinion on the application submitted by each committee. The following sessions were attended by committees: Budget and Business, Housing, Municipal and Environmental Protection, Education, Culture, Sport and Recreation, and Social and Family Affairs.
The councilors indicated that the proposed location of the casino is located near two educational institutions: Primary School No. 3 and Kindergarten No. 11. In addition, there is a Biedronka supermarket and a Municipal marketplace that brings together retail outlets that visit entire families, including children and youth most exposed to the negative impact of the casino.
As a result of separate voting, each committee expressed a negative opinion on the company’s proposal, however the the final decision will be taken by the Councilors at tomorrow’s session of the City Council.