Government supports a draft bill on opening casinos in Kyrgyzstan, permanent representative of the Cabinet of Ministers in the Parliament Almazbek Abytov has anounced.
He noted that the Government would send its proposals on this bill to Parliament in the near future.
“In general, we support it,” he added.
However, as it became known, the Cabinet had not yet given an official opinion on the initiative.
Members of the Parliament – ex-speaker Dastanbek Dzhumabekov and Baktybek Turusbekov – propose to resume the work of casinos and bookmaker’s offices in Kyrgyzstan. They note that gambling houses are needed, but only in a specialized administrative district and exclusively for foreigners. The zone will be closed for local citizens.
Gambling activities, work of sweepstakes and bookmaker’s offices have been banned in Kyrgyzstan since 2015. (24.kg/Business World Magazine)