President Lech Kaczynski has signed the bill passed by the Polish parliament that restricts casinos and will eventually eliminate all gaming machines from non-casino premises.
However, Agence France Press reports, Kaczynski has asked the country’s constitutional court to examine the law for constitutionality.
Prime Minister Donald Tusk wanted the law to increase taxation of the casino sector and to combat what he sees as highly addictive forms of gambling affecting those under the age of 18.
The law also limits casino licenses to a duration of six years, and sets a ceiling of one casino per district with a population of up to 650,000. Casinos will be allowed to operate only 70 individual gaming tables and machines.
New measures that will affect the online gaming sector are also expected soon.