Polish Industry Calls On Football League To Cancel Score Fees During Outbreak

As Polish betting operators temporarily shut shops due to the coronavirus pandemic, the local gambling industry association has sent an open letter to the country’s footballing authorities demanding a suspension of the fees they charge for the use of match scores.

Gambling trade group PIGBRiB has issued a plea for the Polish Football Association (PZPN) and Ekstraklasa, which operates the top tier of Poland’s professional football league, to allow operators to skip payment of the fees they pay to be allowed to use the results of professional matches.

Rates are set at the highest of 0.5 percent of net or gross revenues, depending on specific arrangements, but no lower than PLN10,000 (€2,190) per month.

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