Public Affairs sues government over tolerating excessive gambling

The opposition Public Affairs party is suing the government for tolerating excessive gambling on video-lottery terminals. Party leader Vít Barta said the government had received a warning from the Ombudsman regarding the need to fill a hole in the gambling law by setting a ceiling on bets and losses on video-lottery terminals and approved a resolution to that effect which it later quietly cancelled at the request of the finance minister. The law sets a limit on gambling but has no cap on bets and losses on video-lottery terminals.