Despite the previously announced cancellation of the ban on the placement of gambling facilities in the center of Riga, the city administration still opposes the development of gambling business in the capital.
The Riga Administration opposes the development of gambling business
At the regular meeting of the deputies of the Riga City Council, where representatives of the gambling sector and the regulator were present, discussed the introduction of new restrictions for gambling.
We are talking about innovations that are prescribed in the new territorial development plan of Riga until 2030. According to this plan, gambling halls will be able to work only in mixed development areas in the city center.
A possible limitation in the future will also be the transfer of gambling halls to four- and five-star hotels. At the last meeting on June 14, the opposition party finally put forward this proposal, but this time it was not considered, since the application was filed incorrectly from a legal point of view.
The meeting was also attended by opposition figures who wanted to raise the issue of closing gambling halls in the center of Riga for discussion. Recall that earlier the administration issued an order to close these facilities, but due to numerous counterclaims to the court was forced to cancel this decision. The discussion of this issue was also denied. However deputies are ready to consider this offer in the future, have informed in the Riga thought.
Let’s remind: the gambling regulator of Latvia has offered to fine operators who start up in a casino of people from lists of self-excluded players.