At the joint sitting of the four committees, the legislative package was discussed in an expedited manner, which envisages the tightening of the legislation on gambling.
Relevant changes are included in eight laws. The draft law was submitted by the Members of Parliament of Georgia: Davit Songhulashvili, Levan Mgaloblishvili, Gela Samkharauli, Gocha Enukidze, Bezhan Tsakadze, Elguja Gotsiridze and Irakli (Dachi) Beraia through a legislative initiative Davit Songhulashvili, one of the initiators of the project, presented the accompanying package of projects “On Amendments to the Law of Georgia on Lottery, Gambling, and Gaming.”
“The bill serves a specific purpose. These are two simple facts. One is to limit access as much as possible and the other is to limit provocation of interest,” said David Songhulashvili.
The bill raises the minimum age for gambling to 25 years, and also bans public officials and vulnerable people from gambling. In total, this restriction applies to up to 1 million citizens.