Gambling Regulatory Authority was established on 1 March 2019 according to Act No. 30/2019 Coll. on Gambling Games and Amendment and Supplement to Some Acts. With effect from 1 June 2019, the performance of state administration in the area of operation of gambling games has been transferred from the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, the Financial Directorate of the Slovak Republic, Tax Offices and Customs Offices to the new Gaming Regulatory Authority.
The Gambling Regulatory Authority is a budgetary organization of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic connected with its revenues and expenditures to the state budget. The competences of the Gambling Regulatory Authority are defined in the Act No. 30/2019 Coll. proceeding for the whole territory of the Slovak Republic.
The main role of the Gambling Regulatory Authority is to create conditions for the protection of public order and to ensure the social compensation of risks arising from gambling.
According to the § 77 of Act No. 30/2019 Coll., the Gambling Regulatory Authority, in particular, issues general licenses and makes decision on the granting and withdrawal of individual licenses, issues authorisations for authorised testing laboratories, performs the activities of operator of the information system in the area of operation of gambling games, keeps a central register of gambling game operators and a central register of places of gambling houses, keeps the register of excluded persons, performs supervision over the provision of prohibited offers, performs the administration of contributions paid to state budget, provide methodical guidance for entities under supervision, perform supervision over the observance of duties according to this Act and related regulations and in the case of infringement imposes sanctions pursuant to this Act.
The head office of the Gambling Regulatory Authority is in Bratislava. To carry out its control and surveillance activities, the Gambling Regulatory Authority has also set up 6 regional offices that are in Bratislava, Nitra, Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Prešov and Košice.
The statutory body of the Gaming Regulatory Authority is the General Director appointed and dismissed by the Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic. The appeal body of the Authority is the Council of the Gambling Regulatory Authority, which has five members appointed and dismissed by the Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic.
Modified : 25.10.2019
National Gambling Helpline
0800 800 900
Free telephone number of a specialized institution operating in the field of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of substance and non-substance addictions.
Mo - Fri 9:00 - 17:00
A voice recorder is available outside the operating hours.
Centre for Treatment of Drug Dependencies
Hraničná 2, 827 99 Bratislava