ASSOCIATION OF GAMING OPERATORS, AUTHORIZED TECHNICIANS AND PRODUCERs OF SLOT MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT FOR GAMES OF CHANCE (JAKTA)
– Belgrade – Serbia
President : Mirjana Acimovic
Vice President(s) : Dejan Bozovic
Secretariat : Milica Dinic
Legal Advisor : Ana Kolesan
JAKTA was established on 19 August 2005, and has 47 members. We deal primarily with slot machines and betting problems, as well as with authorised technicians that have received licenses for technical equipment overview. When a new Law of Games of Chance was introduced in July 2004, there was a need to establish an association which could secure the best possible work conditions in cooperation with the Serbian Ministry of Finance, the Games of Chance Board and the Institute for measures and precious metals.
According to official info from the Board, there are approximately 21,000 slot machines on the market, 14,500 of which operate in the framework of JAKTA, representing almost 70% of total legal slot machines. There are approximately 1,760 betting locations, 640 of which belong to JAKTA members.
General mission of JAKTA is to help create a healthy business and legal environment in the Republic of Serbia and the countries in the region for the sector of games of chance.
- JAKTA supports all its members in their efforts to adopt, promote and implement an appropriate code of conduct.
- JAKTA fights for the well-regulated and controlled markets.
- JAKTA is committed to pick up and engage the entire community in the prevention of gambling addiction and exposure protection of minors gambling.
- JAKTA is committed to achieving a level playing field for all participants in the gaming market, fights for protection of intellectual property; supports and encourages all forms of action aimed at the prevention of criminal activities and the fight against Money Laundering.