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Estonia approved the bill about criminal liability for the fixed matches

Fixed matches will make them liable to criminal sanctions in Estonia

Now the perpetrators of this crime will be punished by imprisonment for up to three years.

According to the Estonian National Television, Gambling Act amendments initiated by the Government involve criminalization for fraud when accepting bets.

89 MPs voted for the bill’s adoption, one Riigikogu member abstained.

Earlier the related offense was qualified as an administrative. However, now one will be deprived of liberty for a term up to three years for the fixed matches organization in Estonia.

A penalty will be the minimum possible punishment.

At the end of September, the Parliamentary Committee on the Economy of Estonia economy has supported toughening of punishment for fixed matches.

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