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Czech Republic to trial new treatment as gaming tax hike looms

18th December 2014 9:46 am GMT

The Czech Republic is set to implement a five-year experimental programme to treat problem gambling under the country’s anti-drugs policy alongside drug and alcohol addiction, while the country’s Ministry of Finance ponders a hike in gambling tax.

The government's anti-drugs policy has been amended to enable the new programme, with all references to drugs changed to “addictive substances and gambling” on a temporary basis until March 2019. At this time the effectiveness [...]

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