The Kyrgyz government has offered to cancel the visas of foreigners coming for casinos.
BISHKEK, 22 November – RIA Novosti. The Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan proposed to cancel the visas of foreigners who came to the republic to visit the casino, the corresponding draft law was submitted for public discussion.
“Foreign citizens arriving in a special gambling zone can enter and leave the Kyrgyz Republic without a visa and valid document registration. Foreign citizens arriving in a special gambling zone can enter the Kyrgyz Republic and leave the Kyrgyz Republic when entering the Kyrgyz Republic. presents a valid document to verify the identity of the citizen”, the bill says “On Amending Certain Legislative Laws Regarding Gambling Matters”.
According to the document, the purpose of this draft law is “to create favorable conditions for the unhindered stay of foreign citizens whose purpose of arrival is to visit special gambling zones on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic”. “This project aims to attract investments and create additional employment,” the bill says.
The document also proposes to introduce liability for foreign citizens who violate the boundaries of the gambling zone. For breaking up, they could face a large fine or be sentenced to two years in prison.
The law allowing gambling in Kyrgyzstan was signed by President Sadyr Japarov in the summer. It is planned that the first casinos will appear in the resort town of Issyk-Kul. According to the approved bill, only foreigners will be able to play in the casino. Casinos allowing visitors of Kyrgyzstan were threatened with the withdrawal of licenses at the Cabinet of Ministers.