06 December 2022,   10:58
We should increase taxes, ban advertising – Irakli Garibashvili on online casinos

Taxes for owners of online casinos in Georgia will be increased. Such a statement made today the Prime Minister of Georgia.

“GEL 1 billion 500 million flow out of Georgia through online casinos. Our young people play in online casinos every day and lose money. I have talked about this with our economic team and we think that in the first stage the Minister of Finance will present a legislative initiative to increase taxes for the owners of online casinos and the vast majority of them are foreign companies. Unfortunately, the money of our citizens is flowing abroad.

We think we should increase taxes, ban advertising, as well as raise the threshold to 25 years, in the second stage online casinos should be banned altogether, I am ready to talk about it openly”, - said Irakli Garibashvili.