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Slots Law in Austria
Since its creation in 2006, the Lower Austria allowed small gambling have always been in the firing line. According to the law should not allow the use of slot machines more than 50 cents and not exceed the maximum gain of 20 euros must.
Now, however, a field trial of the Greens has shown that this law is rather viewed as a guideline. To heart and now Niren variety of slots casinos and bars in nine districts in Lower Austria on behalf of the Green Party of experts were investigated.
But the result was far from reassuring: "In each casino online, which has been verified by us, you could play with more than the maximum bet of 50 cents," said the provincial director Thomas Huber.
Also the maximum payout would be kept virtually niergendwo. In the line of fire in the investigation came especially slot machines of the brand and Novomatic Admiral. DieGgesetzteslage had been ignored, says Huber. "If one were to apply this law in Lower Austria as it is inside, it would be in Lower Austria a single slot machine."
Of course, let the accused Frimen not so easy to sit on. Hannes Reichmann, company spokesman at Novomatic assured that none of the Novomatic slot machines legal stakes and winnings per game limit to be exceeded. It will now be shown whether in fact the truth. Not only sampling in the other twelve districts announced the Greens, it was even passed the entire findings of fact to the affected nine district headquarters, police and tax authorities.
Neither of the two companies, Admiral Novomatic or were more willing to comment on the accusations, they referred to their previous statements about the legality of their slot machines.