Kazakhstan authorities introduce a new method to combat illegal gambling business

While the Kazakh government is preparing amendments to the law on gambling, the Office for Combating Economic Crimes has sounded a method to combat illegal gambling.

Kazakhstan authorities introduce a new method to combat illegal gambling business

As a measure of restraint of such activities, responsibility was also imposed on landlords. So, when identifying gambling machines in a leased premises, not only the organizer of illegal gambling, but also the owner of the premises, will be answerable before the law.

According to Yerkebulan Omarov, Senior Officer of the Department for Counteracting the Shadow Economy of the Economic Investigation Service of the Department of State Revenues of Astana, the discovery of underground casinos in Kazakhstan is becoming increasingly difficult today – the “operators” are making every effort to conspire them. Moreover, for such establishments the traffic of visitors operates. In other words, an ordinary person can get into them only on the recommendation of other players.

At the same time, the legitimate gambling business brings record revenues to the state treasury.

Let’s remind: workers of the largest casino of Kazakhstan refuse hunger-strike.