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Illegal gambling machines to be returned to owners

Illegal gambling machines to be returned to owners

Illegal gambling machines recently confiscated by police in Voralberg have to be returned to their owners, a court has ruled.

The seizure of around 1,000 of the machines by police and district headquarters in recent years has been deemed unlawful by the Constitutional Court.

Hefty fines that were imposed on machine operators and owners should also be paid back, explained Gerald Kopp, the Salzburg lawyer representing more than 100 gambling operators in Voralberg.

The court determined the raids were unlawful because the wrong authorities were involved - it should be have been the the courts rather than the Independent Administrative Senate who authorised them.

The decision has angered local government officials who argue that the raids were done in the correct way.

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