Government Bill to Parliament amending the Lotteries Act and Chapter 1, § 3 of the Act on Detecting and Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
The draft proposes to amend the Lotteries Act. In order to enhance the prevention and reduction of the negative financial, social and health impacts of gambling, it is proposed that the Lotteries Act be supplemented by a provision regarding compulsory identification of players in slot machine gaming that takes place at gaming outlets. As the current slot machines are transferred to fall within the scope of compulsory identification, the definition of an individual slot machine in the Lotteries Act would be revoked in order to clarify the legislation. Due to the revocation of this definition, other necessary technical amendments would also be made to the Act. The draft also proposes to amend the scope of application of the Money Laundering Act, so that the Act would also apply to slot machines that are made available for use outside a casino, if this gaming takes place with the player being identified in the manner referred to in the Lotteries Act.