Category Archive: Hungary
Written by Balint Damosy
A proposed amendment to the Hungarian Gambling Act has been submitted to the Parliament on 16 June by an MP of the majority party.
According to the reasoning of the proposal, the aim is the more detailed regulation of online casino and card games (mainly technical provisions), but there some significant changes also.
The proposal would only allow two online casinos to be granted a licence by the Gambling Authority. The effective Gambling Act does not contain such a restriction, i.e. all 7 land-based casino house concession holders could theoretically be granted a remote casino and card gambling licence.
The European Court of Justice has handed down its judgment in Case C-98/14 Berlington Hungary Tanácsadó és Szolgáltató Kft. and Others v Magyar Állam.