A betting kiosk is a computer with which a player can gamble on the outcome of a sports match via an internet connection and special software. Gambling columns, internet columns or football columns are prohibited. Tens of millions of euros are involved in betting kiosks, often in connection with serious crime and money laundering.
There are no controls on the fairness of the game, on the age of the players and nothing is done against gambling addiction. Nor can we control the flow of money or taxes.
We find gambling kiosks in cafés, coffee shops and phone booths. Deposits and any payouts are usually made by the owner of the establishment.
- Risks for the player
- Participation is a criminal offence
- Implications for the hospitality industry owner
- Administrative or criminal prosecution
- Customers in trouble
- Uncertain payout
- No age verification
- No addiction prevention