Czech Government has won a legal case against Casino Kartac over the online roulette. The Prague District Court 1 has ruled in favor of the government for a case that dates back to 2006.
In 2006, Casino Kartac lobbied the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Government to allow the casino to operate the game. However, the authorities refused to provide the permit. The permit was not provided even after the regulations were passed.
Casino Kartac then filed a lawsuit against the Czech Government demanding a whopping €270.3mn. The amount was calculated for the loss of revenue and interest.
The claim was rejected yet again at the District Court. Previous the court noted that the amount is hypothetical. The Casino went to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ordered a reconsideration of the online roulette case. However, even after reconsideration, the District Court rejected the claim of the Casino.
Alena Schillerova, the Finance Minister of the Czech Republic said that the case is pending for five years, but the court has repeatedly favored the government. The UZSVM Director Katerina Arajmu said that their lawyers were able to defend the interests of the state. She further added that she is glad that they didn’t need to hire expensive external law firms to defend the case.
There is hardly any other way left for Casino Kartac, but the next steps for the casino are yet to be known.