The Parliament passed amendments in the Gambling act at first reading. 116 deputies supported that, 2 voted “against” and 68 were abstainers. The amendments will ban the gambling and distribution of tickets, coupons and cards. It will be also forbidden for people or companies to pay back prizes to winners without having a license. The law provides that only the State lottery operator “Bulgarian Sports Totalizator” after having its license.
The law obliges the organizers to establish an unconditional and irrevocable bank guarantee in the amount of unpaid prizes in favor of the State Commission of Gambling in 30 days from the bill enactment into force.