MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT OF FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA REFUSED URGENT ADOPTION AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW ON GAMES OF CHANCE
European Organization for Gaming Law welcomes the decision of members of Parliament of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina not to accept urgent adoption amendments to the law on games of chance.
EOGL pointed in the letter sent earlier to the Minister of Finance and the Chairman of the Parliament that the proposed amendments are mostly very harmful and it is essential to give the chance to the professional public and experts to express their opinion, suggestions and arguments through public debate about these changes.
The fact that the MP’s of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina recognized the harm of proposed amendments is really encouraging and finally the law is sent for revision and public hearing.
A public hearing is one of usual basic procedures in all European democratic countries, because it is the best way to get the highest quality of legal solutions in a given area.
Also, EOGL is convinced that bad experiences that Montenegro had a few years ago and Croatia has nowadays with very similar changes were clear guidelines to MP’s of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina not to accept proposed changes to the law.
European Organization for Gaming Law will continue to offer argumented suggestions with the aim to help in defining the best legal framework.