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Track gambling to begin in Lithuania

  • 2008-09-26
  • In cooperation with BNS
VILNIUS - A Lithuanian-British company has announced plans to start a service for gambling on horse and dog races. The company will be the first to offer track gambling in Lithuania.

Simas Denisovas, the director of Baltic Bet, said that the companyexpected to start operations in October.

"This will be English-style betting. People will watch, on TV, racestaking place in other countries and place bets," he told the Baltic News Service.

Baltic Bet intends to invest around 400,000 litas (116,000 euros) in itsfirst sports betting shop in Vilnius, with plans to expand into otherLithuaniancities and towns, as well as into Latvia and Estonia, in thefuture, the director said.

The company also has plans to open slot machine halls, he said.

The LithuanianState Gaming Control Commission issued an operatinglicense to Baltic Bet on Friday.