There is information that the Latvian authorities are introducing new restrictions on the operation of land-based casinos and slot machine halls. The document was adopted by the Seimas at the end of June this year 2021.
The decree contains age restrictions for customers of casinos and halls with slot machines. Now only if you are 21 years old and more you can enter into the casino.; These establishments couldn’t be opened 24 hours per day; operators will be obliged to introduce a break in the operation of the industry’s ground facilities at a uniform set time for all.
It is also considering the possibility of not allowing citizens who are eligible for the definition of problem gamblers or with signs of gambling addiction to gambling.
The list of new restrictions also includes a territorial restriction – gambling houses and slot machine halls cannot be opened in a residential building, not far from preschool institutions and schools directly. Note that the question of the influence of the proximity of a casino on the life of the population is being actively studied by Scottish sociologists.