Lawmakers in Georgia agreed to tighten the restrictions when it comes to gambling business. Well, for this law, the bill expands the age limit of gamblers to 25 years old. But, this excludes the foreigners and other stateless persons.
Moreover, this bill also covers the management of the list of gamblers even those who are already barred of gambling. Civil servants and vulnerable persons are those who are included in this so-called ‘persons barred from gambling’.
The restriction is generally applicable to almost one million citizens of Georgia.
This gambling restrictions in Georgia were already proposed during the first session of the lawmakers in November 22 this year. Yet, it was penned just this December 8, 2021.
Another aspect that is generally covered by this law restriction is the prohibition of gambling ads placements in any platform. This becomes the main concern of many gambling companies in Georgia.
Advertisement ban concerns in Georgia
It was revealed that this amendment was highlighted without further consultations from the state bodies. The key stakeholders, third parties, and international organizations were not also been consulted on this. Media advertisement ban was really alarming as it is not properly introduced. Moreover, there was no proper assessment of its impact on the revenues of media outlets.