The Closure Of The Legal Gambling Halls Of Latvia Provokes The Tensation Of The Industry – An Expert
The president of the latvian association of gambling business arnis vermensteks states that the country’s gambling industry needs competent and timely regulation, and the total prohibition only contributes to the trendy segment.
The expert also adds that at this stage, local governments have too extensive rights to interpret gambling legislation, and politicians are often trying to manipulate the opinion of the public regarding the election campaign.
Arnis nimes believes that latvia should learn from the disappointing experience of neighbors who have moved with the limitations and prohibitions of the gambling industry.
The expert accuses politicians in the intervention in entrepreneurship and the ill-populist nature of decisions regarding gambling business, which are not supported by analytical data or argued justifications.
According to the vibrant, the role of the state in relation to gambling should be reduced to the adoption of competent and proportionate regulation, which would allow to protect the rights of citizens. In addition, the important task of the authorities is the obstacle to the dissemination of illegal gambling, as well as crimes like laundering funds through gambling establishments.
As an example of an unsuccessful prohibition of gambling business, the expert leads austria. In the country after the imposition of sanctions, according to the study, about 3 thousand flourishes. Illegal gambling institutions.
According to the expert, the situation in germany, where there are no problems with illegal gambling establishments only in the capital, on which the ban does not apply.
«Land-based gambling business latvia did not allowe the spread of illegal gambling establishments, a complety different situation was observed in the online casino segment», – named vemernikes.
Statements of representatives of the authorities that, closing legal gambling institutions, they are trying to protect the citizens from lucky, according to the expert, do not stand any criticism, since in the cultivation of the industry, it is absolutely impossible to protect the interests of consumers.
Recall that the riga duma decided to close gambling halls in the capital.