Poland grants 4 percent of the entire gambling to revenue to NGOs. Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister, Piotr Gliński, has confirmed that during the last 18 months, 4 percent of the entire tax revenue generated from gambling in the country has been distributed to non-governmental organizations.
The funds issued in grants to NGOs from gambling tax revenue is estimated at PLN 40 mln (EUR 9.4 mln).
Attending the Third Forum of Associations from the Low Beskids in Iwonicz Zdrój, in southeastern Poland, the deputy PM said that this is an exclusive measure which has been implemented by the Polish government. He also noted that many other countries, including European countries where gambling is regulated, do not have such a policy.
Gliński said that the policy to share a percentage of the gambling tax with NGOs helps to fund several projects aimed at promoting social work and cultural activities and also sports.
Earlier in April, in a bid to expand gambling-related tourism Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced to create a new and unique gambling zone in the country.
The special gambling zone would 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.