Growth of popularity of gambling encourages local political forces of Latvia to provide new restrictions. Latvia’s gaming establishments may be moved to five-star hotels.
The new conservative party of Latvia (NCP) began to collect signatures supporting the idea that gambling establishments can be located only in five-star hotels. The current goal is to collect 10,000 signatures. If Latvians support it, the bill will be submitted to the Parliament for consideration. Last year, the same party initiated the closure of 42 gambling establishments in Riga.
According to NCP, there is a serious situation with gambling business in Latvia, gaming addition increases. On the other hand, there is lobbying of some commercial interests by the political elite.