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Game of chance organizers informed on new procedures in the Republika Srpska


Representatives of Ministry of Finance, the director of the Republic Administration of Lottery Games, Aleksandar Dosic, and the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Srpska representatives, met today in Banja Luka with the organizers of the Games of chance in the Republika Srpska and informed them on procedure under the new Gambling Act.

The Ministry of Finance, in accordance with the Law on Gambling, has adopted 15 ordinances that define in more detail the methods of organization, standards and procedures for organizing Games of chance.

The new law provides for complete on-line controls through computer systems that will need to have technical specifications that allow the Ministry of Finance to have complete insight into all aspects of gambling.

In accordance with the regulations, Ministry completed procedure for selection of three laboratories authorized for issuing certificates of compliance with the technical conditions set by the law and informed games of chance representatives about the procedures.

The Law on Games of chance introduces an international standard for responsible gambling in order to use contribution for pro-natal policy.

Advertising is restricted, as an obligation under advertisements to refer to places where players may receive free psychological help or gambling warnings.

Both this and the previous law contain very clear prohibitions on playing minors and a clear instruction on how to comply with the regulations on the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. These additional norms create even stronger legal regulation of socially responsible behavior in this area.

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