Czech Republic Gambling Grows - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

CZECH REPUBLIC – As reported by the Prague Daily Monitor: "People spent a record CZK 50 billion on gambling machines last year, a growth of 4.5 percent year-on-year, and the number of the machines increased by 2,438 to a record 52,185, Finance Ministry spokeswoman Petra Krainova informed CTK in a press release today.

"Gambling machine operators paid CZK 3.2 billion, in licence and other fees to the 2,500 municipalities where the machines are placed.

"Over CZK 500 million was contributed for public benefit projects…"

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