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Compensation for
Swiss arcade operator
Martin Müller, whose arcade business in Regensdorf near
Zürich was shut down in 2000 when the Federal Casino
Commission confiscated what they deemed illegal
machines, has been awarded compensation of nearly
200,000 francs (E130,000). In 2004 he was imprisoned
EUROPE CENTRAL, EAST, CIS for 30 days and fined for breaking the law, a conviction
overturned by the Federal Court last November.
Picturesque Bagni di Lucca in
Tuscany is one of the four lucky
towns that will soon have a
kursaal, probably by the summer
agrees to
four new
Southern Italy is to get its first casino -
an electronic one - but not in the Sicilian
town of Taormina that has been pressing
its case so hard. Instead, Fasano, on the
heel of Italy, is one of four towns to
benefit from reformed legislation.
casinocompromise in Tuscany. The venues, each They are expected to be association for the increase the towns through gaming,” provoke rage from Sicily,
ITALY about 1,000sq m, could be run as joint ventures between of tourism, which has a said ANIT spokesman Gian- where the town of Taormina
open as soon as the summer. the local municipal authori- gaming-centric approach to franco Bonanno. has been raising its profile
The Italian government is to The opening of the four ties and private enterprise - its task. ANIT managed to Three of the new kursaals (and its voice) to have its
allow four new electronic kursaals is seen as a trial for which will distinguish them bring on board a group of will be located in tourist areas casino reinstated after many
kursaal casinos to be licensed opening similar establish- from the four full casinos in influential senators who have of the much richer northern years has been unsuccessful.
following the passage of leg- ments in at least 16 other Italy, which are all owned by helped to push the changes half of the country: indeed, It is, however, one of the
islation in the national Parlia- towns, and possibly as an their towns and/or regions. through. There have been the Acqui Terme venue could towns likely to be in the
ment that smoothes out the interim solution. They will For the time being at least - several attempts to regularise offer substantial competition running should the trial
processes for setting up operate in a fashion similar to continuing ructions at Casino the law on casino gaming in to the two smaller existing period, however long that
casinos. the Casinò di Venezia branded di Campione have led to the last 40 years, however, the casinos in Saint-Vincent and lasts, be successful or the
The locations for the four satellite casinos, in that they renewed and ever stronger short-lived nature of many Sanremo. The award to Fasano gaming law otherwise
kursaals have already been will be able to offer casino- calls for it to be privatised. Italian governments has pre- of the remaining kursaal will updated; it has pushed the
decided: they will be in the level slot machines and elec- The required modification vented them from turning finally answer some of the issue up the political agenda
towns of Fasano in Apulia, Sal- tronic, multiplayer version of of the legislation has been their attention to the matter. questions about why no as an essential to regenera-
somaggiore in Emilia casino table games. They will worked on in earnest since “The purpose of these gaming houses have been tion and presses it at the
Romagna, Acqui Terme in also be allowed to offer live last September through the openings is in order to allowed to operate in the national level at every
Piedmont and Bagni di Lucca Texas Hold’em poker games. agency of ANIT, the national improve the economies of south. However, it will opportunity.
The trackside
casino at the Russian gambling
Nürburgring could
be a real winner
companies ask for delay
realitybites In their letter, the other observers, they also The still far-from-
RUSSIA companies say: “We point out that illegal
realised plans for
propose…that regional gambling will take hold
the Azov City
Gambling companies authorities support the and unemployment rise
gambling zone
have led gambling
interested in setting up legislative initiative by the with the closure of the
companies to call
June opening for
shop in Azov/Krasnodar, Primorye Territory’s gaming industry. for a delay
one of the four gambling assembly, which would
Nürburgring casino
zones mandated in Russia’s enable the preservation of
2007 gambling law reform, jobs, an increase in the
have appealed to local and regions’ tax revenues from
ontrack attracting millions of visitors national authorities and the gambling business and
GERMANY every year. It runs about 100 legislatures to postpone would help investors build
races per year plus 200 addi- the 1 July start date. modern gaming facilities
Despite a difficult time for the tional events and on the few The firms say that the and create new jobs.”
German casino industry, plans remaining ‘off’ days it is open southernmost gambling zone The letter continued: “The
are advancing for a new casino for public use. – and the one most advanced infrastructure of the Azov
on the famous Nürburgring The casino will be located in planning – needs another City gambling zone has not
driving track in the state of in a new four star-plus Lindner three years of development been built. Its construction
Rhineland-Palatinate (Rhein- Hotel on the trackside and before it is ready. They want cannot be accelerated due
land-Pfalz). operated by Casino Bad Neue- support for a bill drawn up to the global financial crisis
The Nürburgring, 60km nahr GmbH. Bad Neuenahr is by the regional assembly in and the regional budget
south of the former West about 40km away. Both the Primorye, one of the other deficit. There will still be an
German capital Bonn, is one hotel and casino are sched- designated gambling zones uncultivated field in the area
of the most successful racing uled to open in June this year near Vladivostok, which calls designated for the gambling
and driving tracks in the world as part of the Nürburgring 2009 for casino closures to be zone by 1 July 2009.”
and the largest in Europe development project. delayed until 2012. In common with many
12 April 2009 • europecentraleast&cisnews
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