The Hungarian government has made some very deep changes to the country’s land gambling and poker laws to the extent that they are almost no longer going to work!
The Hungarian officials have altered legislation within the 1991 Hungarian Gambling Act to place incredibly high taxes and even more stringent regulations on smaller local poker clubs. These taxes are meant to offset government costs and really help the government create a more stable economy through tightly controlled gambling interests in the country. The Hungarian officials, however, failed to account for the online casinos, an oversight that will actually push money out of the Hungarian economy instead of the inverse, as was planned.
At this point, it’s not very likely that the Hungarian government is going to
alter the high taxes that are plaguing the small local poker clubs, but there is
a hope that the officials will take a close looks at the online casinos and
consider generating revenue from a fully legal and licensed internet gambling
industry. Legalizing and controlling the online casino sites accessing.
Hungarian players would give the government ample access to gambling revenues without taking it out on small land operations in the country.
This year has really been a turning point for the online casino gambling
industry all over the world because many national governments have begun to
realize that internet gambling is here to stay and regulations of some sort are
needed – ignoring the problem and attempting to block the sites are two
non-solutions that just don’t work well.