Vice Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan has recently introduced a bill that would amend the Armenian gambling law. The MP is trying to limit bookmaking in the country.
“These will limit the activities of betting shops in Armenia, and gambling through the well-known devices at gas stations and different public locations will be banned,” said Simonyan on social media in regards to the slot-machine type bookmaking equipment that are mainly located at gas stations across Armenia, Armenpress reported.
Simonyan added that the initiative was introduced during the previous parliament, although it received a positive conclusion from the government and representatives stopped the chance of launching further debates on the issue.
It is worth noting that Armenia has seen several gambling proposals, which include a total ban on sports betting. The Ministry of Finance also expressed the intention of changing how gambling operators are taxed in the country in order to get taxes directly from revenue.