According to the company Graj Legalnie, Polish regulated market of sports betting in 2019 noted a turnover of 6.7 billion zlotys ($ 1.76 billion), which is 28.8% more than in 2018. However, the organization believes that the shadow market turnover is still superior to the numbers called.
As tax revenues from sports betting operators licensed in the treasury received 800 million zlotys.
The largest member of the Polish market is the STS, which has a share of 45.5%, in second place – Fortuna (31,3%), and closes three leaders ForBET (6,1%).
The company believes that the increase in the activity of unlicensed operators is an indication that the amount of the black market is about 60%. Representatives organizations stated that, if the operation of illegal gambling operators are also taxed, the Polish treasury would have received more than 1 billion zlotys.
In Graj Legalnie we found that in November 2019 of three international operators, who are not authorized to work in the Polish market, noted the influx of users at a rate of 2.1 million. This is despite the fact that their sites have been included in the special register of the Ministry of Finance and Poland blocked.
According to the organization, only appear in the register of 1830 websites with unauthorized content 2by2 gaming slots, and even in 1303 will be included in the list in the near future.
Company representatives believe that the authorities need to establish a special body that will act as the country’s gambling regulator. Its powers must be determined by analogy with the Gambling Commission of Great Britain.
To ensure more effective law enforcement representatives from organizations urge telecommunication services actively block online platform unlicensed operators. The Association also believes that Poland is necessary to revise the rules of the industry tax.
Recall that the Totalizator Sportowy paid to the Polish treasury 1 billion zlotys in taxes.
See also: Gambling in Poland ─ particularly, sports betting
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