Casinos to register players in the future

  • 2000-08-24
TALLINN (BNS) - According to the bill of a government decree worked out at the Estonian Finance Ministry, casinos would have to register their visitors in the future.

According to the bill, gambling establishments that use gaming tables would have to register the name of the gambler along with other information on that person and the time of his or her arrival at the casino.

In practice, a photocopy of the gambler's identification documents would be made at his first visit and the data stored in hard copy or electronic database.

On further visits by the same gambler, only notice of arrival and departure times from the casino would be recorded.

According to the bill, the decree would become effective Jan. 1, 2002.

Another bill from the Finance Ministry would require casino operators to record all winnings equal to or higher than 5,000 kroons ($292).

The database would have to contain the amount and date of the winnings, personal data of the winner and personal data of the person who paid out the winnings. According to the bill, the decree would be effective Sept. 1.