This week the Armenian government announced that they're clamping down on the country's gambling laws, which will restrict advertising and lottery services.
The moves are being passed through thanks to different amendments that have been approved of. As a result, operators in the country may only target people 21 years of age or older, and can only be shown between 10pm and 6am. Lotteries will only be permitted in the regions of Tsakhkadzor, Sevan, Jermuk and Meghri. Those that are found violating the rules will face fines of up to one million drams (the equivalent of $2,100 USD).
The Armenian government agreed this year to raise the national gambling age from 18 to 21 and also opted to lay down heavy fines to operators that allowed punters in when they shouldn't.
No timetable for the integration of the new laws was available as of press time.
Well I'm glad I've grown up in times when the gambling was allowed even for those under 18, well at least here 😉
But maybe that's today's tendencies all over the world and I think what they've doing in Armenia are the right things to be done in terms of preventing kids from gambling and limiting the time of the TV commercials to the night hours.