Šluknov restricts gaming machines

The town of Šluknov, which has seen a rise in crime and growing racial tension in recent months, has moved to restrict the opening hours of bars with gaming machines. The town council approved a regulation banning the use of gaming machines after midnight which should reduce noise pollution, curb crime and help maintain law and order. The town’s initial intention was to ban gaming machines as such, but the police advised against such a move saying it would result in their being operated illegally.