ArmInfo.On May 1, the RA Law prohibiting slot machines will come into force. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan announced this on his Facebook page.
"Thus, starting May 1, we will no longer see slot machines at gas stations," the head of government wrote. To recall, in 2019, the parliamentary committee on economic affairs approved a bill to tighten the conditions for organizing lotteries and gambling, operating slot machines and sweepstakes on tightening the conditions for organizing lotteries and gambling, operating slot machines and sweepstakes. According to this bill, slot machines and other gambling games, including sweepstakes, can only operate in strictly defined areas - Tsaghkadzor, Sevan, Jermuk and Meghri. The bill provides for the application of penalties for violation of the established procedure. It is also supposed to introduce an age qualification for gambling and limit the participation of legally incompetent people in them.