There is talk these days in Poland according to Polish online news portals on trying to remove one-armed bandits from supermarkets, petrol staitons, bars, etc. and limit them to licenced casinos. Also to clamp down on online gaming. Some say that Interent is uncontrollable or shouldnt be controlled.
If America couldn't stop online gambling, what hope does Poland have? Absolutely none.
One armed bandits hurt no-one as well - if anything, they're an idiot tax. Certainly, they keep "kurwa boys" quiet in train/bus stations, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with them. There might be a cause to limit the top prizes to 100 zloty or so, but they are fundamentally harmless. In fact - the real problems are caused by them being unregulated, combined with having large prizes. If the chips were sealed and subject to check at any time by Customs - with dire punishments for unsealed machines, then things would be fine.
I can't help but think that Tusk has seized upon this as something that will appeal to educated-but-uneducated Catholic voters who might be swayed by PiS language and yet has no potential of hurting his core base of support.
The ban on online gambling is ridiculous - people like me who have no problems dropping 50zl on online poker and having fun with micro tournaments are just going to be alienated, while there's unlikely to be much social issues with those that are high rollers.