Politics & Policy|Society
Brian Kenety|26.08.2011

Czech welfare recipients caught gambling being stripped of benefits

The Czech town of Nový Bydžov in the Hradec Králové region has over the past six months been stripping social benefits from recipients caught gambling in so-called herna bars and nightclubs — mainly member of the minority Roma (“Gypsy”) group — as part of a crackdown on alleged abusers of welfare benefits triggered by the rape of a local girl in November.