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Bulgaria


Capital: Sofia Population: 7,093,635 Land Area: 108,489 sq.km Median age: 41.9 years Currency: Lev Government: Parliamentary democracy Head of Government: Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Elections: President and vice president elected on the same ticket by popular vote for a five year term. Next to be held in 2016.


Overview The gaming act of Bulgaria stipulates that the minimum number of gaming machines per gaming arcade is 20 units in a population of more than 50,000 and 10 units for other areas (including tourist areas). The minimum floor space for installation per slot machine is 2sq.m. There is no maximum limit. Licence fees range from BGN35,000 for casinos, BGN7,500 for slot machines and BGN20,000 for lotteries. Gaming arcades pay stamp duties and fees on the following: BGN10,000 for the first 20 machines plus BGN100 for each machine thereafter.


On average the gross revenue of a gaming machine is around €600 per month. Total fiscal revenue in 2010 was BGN124m. No changes in legislation are expected although it is thought the Gaming Act does need revising and the industry has made several proposals.


Meanwhile casinos have existed in Bulgaria since 1979 although at the time were only permitted for foreign visitors or organised junkets. In 1993 the gaming act became officially regulated and was adopted in 1999 and has since been amended most recently in 2006.


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1,447 136


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834 17


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