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Totalizator Sportowy: over PLN 1 billion due to tax on games in 2019

In the first full year of operation of the gaming machine salons network and online casino, Totalizator Sportowy may transfer a record over PLN 1 billion to the state budget for gaming tax. In the next year, even higher amounts are expected because the company is dynamically developing in new market segments.

The amended Act on gambling gave Totalizator Sportowy the opportunity to develop in new areas. The company has launched a network of gaming arcades and the only legal online casino. Sales of number games on the Internet were made available, and Eurojackpot was brought to Poland, thanks to which Poles have the chance to play for tens of millions PLN every week.

We are in the period of the largest and fastest transformation in the company’s 60-year history. We imposed a very ambitious plan, because in two or three years we want to work out what companies like ours in other countries took from 5 to 7 years. Today, looking at the results, we are proud that we succeed
- said Olgierd Cieślik, Totalizator Sportowy’s President of the Management Board.

The management board of Totalizator Sportowy estimates that thanks to new branches of business, from the tax on games alone, the company may transfer over PLN 1 billion to the state budget in 2019.

By the end of the year, around 200 salons with slot machines are expected to operate. Five suppliers provide 17 different types of machines. Currently, players have access to over 280 original titles, out of over 500 stored in the company’s database. In Katowice, today, in addition to a diverse range of machines and games, an automatic roulette room was launched in Katowice.

The amendment to the Act on gambling, as part of the fight against the gray area and improving the safety of players, introduced provisions to limit the number of slot machines. According to the law, 1 gaming machine may be installed for every 1000 inhabitants in the poviat.

Totalizator Sportowy is a dynamically developing company that is constantly looking for innovations that allow to provide players with entertainment at the highest level. In recent years, from the traditional lottery business model, it has evolved towards modern solutions in the field of e-commerce, strongly focusing on IT competence and development on new platforms.

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