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Gambling to return to Hungarian pubs

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Hungary’s state-owned lottery company, Szerencsejáték Zrt, launched the test phase of ten scratch-off game vending machines installed in pubs, Hungarian business daily Világgazdaság reported today. The state decided to make the step two years after banning slot machines from such public places.

Magyar Lóversenyfogadást szervező, a state-owned company which organizes betting on horse races, announced that it would expand its operations in the same direction. Managing director Gábor Haál informed the paper that the company had installed terminals in a number of pubs and sold 40,000 tickets a week, double the number during the same period a year earlier.

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