Kosovo Parliament Votes to Suspend Gambling

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Kosovo's parliament this week voted to suspend gambling activities in the country after two recent murders were linked to casinos.

The motion was introduced by politician Avdullah Hoti during a session. The motion was then voted for by 74 MPs, and passed through. The law will require the government to suspend gambling within 30 days and introduce a law banning gambling activities moving forward.

The move is supported by Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj, who said, in the face of this situation, we will not allow these venues to be areas of crime that claim people's lives. The government and security mechanisms are already mobilised to react and prevent further degradation [of the situation]."

The two murders involved victims who worked at casinos in the country of 1.8 million people.

We'll be following this story and updating readers as we learn more.

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Well, I'm not sure it's just the gambling industry and casinos fault for what happening there, obviously these are tragic incidents and the parliament should of done something to prevent such occurrences in future but that's just crazy in a country which suppose to be a democratic oriented.