United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


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Honorable delegates and distinguished chair, the delegation of Spain really appreaciates the possibility to take part in the UNODC discussion over the issue of preventing the rise of organized crime associated with gambling rings.

According to the definition gambling is „an activity where amounts of econamically measurable objects are put in risk on uncertain or future objects”. Depending on the type of the game, the prize is given in cash or in-kind. The virtual currency is not sufficient as it does not have an equivalent in monetary value. This discussed main international commercial activity is rooted in the period...