Kyrgyzstan to move gambling halls to area bordering Tajikistan
Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 29/ Trend /
All gambling halls in Kyrgyzstan will probably be relocated to Batken region, which borders the Tajik northern Sughd province, Asia-Plus reported on Thursday.
The draft law on gambling activity in Kyrgyzstan is put for public discussion. The draft law, in particular, provides for moving all gambling halls and casinos to the Batken region.
It is to be noted that several gambling halls and two casinos - Shangri-La and Coliseum - now operate in Batken region. The majority of their clients are citizens of Tajikistan, in particular residents of the Bobojonghafurov district and the city of Khujand. The Shangri-La Casino, for example, is located on borders of three countries - Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It is located some 22 kilometers of Khujand, the capital of the Tajik northern Sughd province, 170 kilometers of Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and 120 kilometers of Batken (Kyrgyzstan).