|The Hungarian government is the latest European country to deliver a warning to its citizens who gamble online, reiterating that Internet wagering sites contravene the country’s Gambling Act. Hungary’s regulatory body, the Gambling Supervision (SzT), is currently investigating the activities of several sites.|
'We believe the internet-based service of gambling sites violates the Hungarian Gambling Act in several ways,' László Oravecz, department head at the Gambling Supervision told the Budapest Business.
Oravecz said that those who participate in online gambling may find that their prizes cannot be legally claimed within Hungary. “Participation, in certain cases, may also qualify as a breach of law and may lead to legal proceedings,” he said.'
Hungary is currently not a member of the EU, and therefore recent EU rulings regarding state monopolies of gaming cannot be applied within its borders.