Betclic gears up for Poland return

5 October 2018

The Betclic brand looks set to return to the online gambling market in Poland despite the company last year being blacklisted for breaching national laws.

Betclic had been regarded as one of the leading operators in Poland for a number of years, but was cast out of the market when new gambling laws came into effect in 2017.

A number of other operators also followed Betclic out of Poland including the likes of Betfair, William Hill, Pinnacle and EnergyBet.

Poland’s Ministry of Finance also added Betclic to its blacklist of companies that are blocked from offering gambling services in the country.

However, it seems Betclic could soon reappear in Poland after BEM Operations, a subsidiary of the Betclic Everest Group, secured a national sports betting licence.

BEM was included in the recently updated list of online sports betting licences on the Ministry of Finance’s website and, according Goal.pl, the company is looking to relaunch the Betclic.pl domain.

Betclic would be limited to only accepting online sports wagers, as set out under national gambling laws in Poland. The state-run Totalizator Sportowy is the only approved operator of internet casino games.

The Ministry of Finance now lists a total of 10 companies that hold online sports betting licences. These include Fortuna, Milenium, Star - Typ Sport, Totolotek, E-Toto, forBET, LV BET, Totalbet, Cherry Online Polska and now BEM.

All licensed operators face a tax rate of 12% on betting turnover.

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