Penalties for non-compliance
What are the penalties for non-compliance?
In the case of infringement of the provisions of the Gambling Act in connection with prize draws, a fine within the range of approx. EUR 150 (approx. US$170) up to approx. EUR 1,500 (approx. US$1,700) may be imposed by GSA. If the provisions of the Gambling Act are otherwise infringed (e.g. conducting unlawful gambling activity), different amounts of fines can be imposed, depending on the type of infringement. The maximum fine (e.g. in the case of gambling activity without a license) is approx. EUR 310,000 (approx. US$347,000). Carrying out gambling activity without a license may involve criminal charges as well. Misleading consumers in connection with prize promotions may lead to consumer protection fines imposed by the Consumer Protection Authority or the Competition Authority.