Thu, 21 Oct 1999: Private lottery businesses give headache to the Estonian Lottery…



Every lottery organizer should pay taxes as Eesti Loto does," said Sven Kolga, its head.The state lottery owes the government 1.6-million kroons ($109,215). Eesti Loto is the only lottery organizer in Estonia that pays gambling tax. Several competitors do not have to pay taxes, because the law does not require it from lotteries dealing with endowment of certain projects or marketing a special product. The European State Lottery and Toto Association has been trying to help to improve Estonia's lottery legislation, Kolga said. Members of the ESLTA visited Estonia at the end of September and suggested that Estonia monopolize the lottery business and bring its legislation into line with the European Union. EU experts said the many lottery or... Read the rest of this entry »

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