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Economy / Kyrgyzstan


January 2012 | Risk Summary

Around 50 protestors gathered outside the Kyrgyz government building in Bishkek demanding full implementation of an anti-gambling law. Many casinos still operate despite the law's enactment on January 1, according to local news sources. Many owners of casinos and gambling halls have taken legal action claiming the ban in unconstitutional and violates the country's investment laws. They claim the ban would leave around 15,000 employees jobless. There are 23 casinos and 17 gambling halls officially registered in the country.

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