Zlín referendum on gambling ban declared invalid due to low turn-out

A referendum on a blanket ban on gambling in the city of Zlín has been declared invalid due to a low turnout. Only 11.7 of the city’s inhabitants came to cast their vote with the vast majority of them supporting the ban. A thirty-five percent turn-out was required for the vote to be valid. Like many other towns in the country Zlín has been taking steps to curb the number of slot machines and gambling houses in the city.