Despite the legal prohibition there is several still working slot machines in Warsaw. The town hall, municipal police and customs fight with them but there are many points where you can play, in every district.
Gambling points with slot machines has simple signs: “24 h”, “Hot Spot”, “Netclub”, etc. They are located in the tin booths in subways, next to shops and kiosks. Three of such points are located at the roundabout Wiatraczna. Each point has a tightly covered glass. All are available whole day.
According to Jacek Gasik, director of Commerce Chamber of Producers and Operators of Entertainment Devices, the machines’ requisitioning is illegal: “In our view the administration actions agains our industry are illegal. There is nothing else for us but to assert our rights in court – what happens more often”.
In the industry there is well known a case of one of Warsaw’s companies which after financial penalty turned to the court. The Regional Administrative Court in Poznan upheld her complaint. The Supreme Administrative Court confirmed, that the branch acts right. These judgements are now using by the other owners of slot machines.
The law is foggy, the business goes on.