Latvian municipality bans gambling in its territory

In central Latvia, the Ķekava Municipality has banned organising gambling in its territory set up in 2021, as part of the administrative and territorial reform.
From now on, the 27 thousand people living in the 454-square-kilometre territory will not have on-site gambling services available to them. The Ķekava Municipality passed the decision to ban organising gambling on Wednesday, September 8, writing it down in its normative enactments.
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The ban will not concern cases, where the licence to organise gambling according to other normative enactments will have been granted by the time the new rules enter into force.
Alongside Ķekava, which is located near Riga, there are other municipalities in Latvia, which also consider banning the organising of gambling in their territories as permitted by law.