Armenian Government Bans Cash Gambling

The government of Armenia has announced that they've banned the use of cash for gambling within the country, with the rule extending to using payment terminals down the line.

The ban on cash gambling will go into effect in ten days, and operators will see the terminal and electronic cash ban put into effect six months after the initial implementation. After the bans come into effect, players will only be able to finance gambling by using a card.

The change was hailed by Armenian MP Gevorg Papoyan, who said, "The main target of the bill is citizens who are socially vulnerable but at the same time have gambling addiction, which worsens their social condition".

After six months, the e-money option will also be banned, leaving only the bank transaction, meaning the non-cash payment option."

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.

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