the Casinos have previously been able to be located next to schools. Now they are to be allowed only in five-star hotels in the tourist district with a special permit.
Gaming is huge in the small Albania with 2.8 million inhabitants. Here is a betting shop on was the 670th inhabitants – well above the average in the neighbouring countries and Western europe, " says economist Klodian Tomorri. In addition, lots of online business.
All of these have to close, which makes 8 000 unemployed.
it has cost a huge amount of social. Was the fourth player has at some point tried to take his life, according to a study from the university of Tirana. 70% of all divorce matters, in the capital's courts in the years have had links to the games, " says the lawyer Vojllca Pustina. Many families and individuals have fallen quickly from hope to disaster when the betting and the games made them deeply into debt.
According to the government, has a turnover of gaming activities, both legal and part illegal – 700 million euro annually.
the new year will be hard for all the gambling. Behandlingscentra is completely missing, " says Menada Petro, professor of sociology at the university of Durres.
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