Albanian Parliament approves the closure of all sports betting

The Albanian Parliament adopted 75 votes in favor of the draft law on closure of Sport betting, Online sport betting and Casinos starting from January 1, 2019.

Albanian Parliament approves the closure of all sports betting

The Albanian Parliament adopted the law that expires on January 1, 2019 all sports betting, bingo bets, race betting and online gambling betting.

"On December 31, 2018, electronic casinos, sports bets, sports and animal betting bats, bingo halls and electronic games are closed online," said Finance Minister Arben Ahmetaj.

For electronic casinos, the lawful closure of the law has been foreseen, while the only places where casinos will run will be 5-star resorts.

Economy Commission Chairman Erion Brace said there was a lot of pressure from the gambling industry over all MPs not to adopt this law. The entire process of closure will be monitored by the Gaming Surveillance Authority, a restructuring agency that is being restructured.

Closing bets and gambling affects only the private sector, as the committee adopted a law article that allows the state to organize them.

Socialist MP Ervin Bushati said: "Organizing and mediating gambling and sports lotteries is the responsibility of the state. This law aims to prevent addiction to gambling and to create adequate conditions for effective warfare against this addiction; Control of this dependence on limited, protected and supervised channels to prevent their development and illegal dissemination in the black market. "

There are around 4200 bidding points across the country that shut down, while around 7400 people are employed.

According to the Minister of Finance, the financial effects are incalculable compared to the social wound that this industry has caused.

Source: www.worldbulletin.net

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