Poland: Modified draft amendment to the Polish Gambling Act adopted by the Polish Senate

By Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowska, Counsel, DLA Piper, Warsaw.

Last Friday, 10 July, the modified draft amendment described here was adopted by the Senate (the upper chamber of the Polish Parliament) without any amendment. Once it is signed by the Polish President and published, it will come into force 14 days following its publication.

It is interesting that the representative of the Polish government presenting the modified amendment mentioned during the discussion that the Regulator is working on two further changes to the Polish Gambling Act to be processed and adopted by the next Parliament. One of them is said to introduce the possibility of blocking online gambling websites, while the other is to change the regulation of poker.