In a bid to expand gambling related tourism and the industry on the whole in Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced to create a new and unique gambling zone in the country.
The special gambling zone will not come under the restrictions that are imposed by the country’s Gambling Act. Poland’s Gambling Act regulates all gambling activities including the grant of gambling licenses to gambling venues and operators. The new zone will be developed around the tri-city – Gdańsk, Gdynia, and Sopot – and the surrounding areas.
Explaining the motivation behind the new announcement Prime Minister Morawiecki said that he does not doubt that “the private sector creates the only profitable and logical business model for every democratic state.”
“The first results of inflows from the so-called gambling monopoly are not satisfactory. The reborn Polish state has once again become convinced that the private sector together with its capital and technological base creates the only profitable and logical business model for each country with a democratic system. Therefore, we are working on the creation of an economic zone for the gambling industry, in which the provisions of the Gambling Act will not apply. Its location will include Gdańsk, Gdynia, and Sopot, along with a 10-kilometer strip surrounding these cities,” he added.
The development work to create the new gambling zone will start later this year. The processes to make it easy for gambling companies solicit necessary permissions for construction of new casinos and such facilities has already begun. There will also be tenders for a contract allowing the companies to get licenses to create new casinos.