The government’s visa policy is also reflected in casinos. Director of the casino opened in the Ambassador hotel located in Kachreti Joni Takniashvili told “Commersant”.
“The casino opened in October, when the new visa regime was already in force, so I cannot speak about the decline in clients, but under the old visa policy the situation would be better. For this reason, as I know, the number of users cut down in other casinos as well, “- Takniashvilli notes.
According to him, gambling people spontaneously decide to go abroad to play. Therefore, they should not have any restrictions.
In his words, the number of clients is far from desired and therefore, they launch an advertising campaign to attract clients.
A few months ago, the gambling industry faced problems in the town of Signaki, where Europe-Bet branch has ceased to functionafter 4 years of existence.
In the words of the representatives of Europe Bet, the non-profitability of this business was the reason for the closure of the casino.
A representative of Iveria casino located in Radisson hotel in Batumi notes that the number of Iranian visitors has recently reduced, although their major customers are visitors from Turkey that’s why the casino has not suffered a sharp decline in clients.
The previous government saw tourism promotion in the development of the gambling business. However, the initiative to turn TSKALTUBO into the Georgian Las Vegas has ultimately failed.
Later, the new government talked about the move of the Georgian Las Vegas to Anaklia.
As reported, new visa regulations entered into force on September 1 provide for the abolition of visa-free communications with several countries – China, Iran, Iraq, etc. and a residence order for the citizens from the states with which free visa regime was maintained.
If before foreigners with the right to visa-free entry into Georgia could live in the country without any restrictions, now they can stay in the country for 90 days every six months – for permanent residence they must obtain a long-term visa or a residence permit.