Polish Court to decide about “illegal” gambling

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District Court in Olsztyn issued a decision acquitting three people charged for participation in gambling on foreign website outside Polish territory.

In short statement Court took note that the website is available and conducted in Polish language and the brand is well known from adverts online and  being sponsor of sport clubs and events.

The company is also promoted and recommended by famous people and the full name of this brand can be seen during the television broadcasts of world’s biggest sporting events.

One of the defendants said, that during the registration of his account, he has read the rules and conditions for new players and found the information that this portal is not for people from few countries but the Poland was not figured in this listing. So, he believed in full legality using this service.

Prosecutor did not provide any trustworthy evidence to negate that the prosecuted had any knowledge that the using this service is prohibited.

Heading to the heart of the case, the Court pointed out the most important: control of art. 107 § 2 of the Criminal Fiscal Code belongs to the category of offenses that can be committed unintentionally! This means that the perpetrator must have the intention to commit.

Here’s the question: with so many judgments of acquittal of those prosecuted by the Customs Office for the game on the Internet, is there still someone who believes that this is an offense?

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