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INVESTIGATION SERVICE EXPOSED ILLEGAL ONLINE CASINOS

Monday, February 27, 2023
INVESTIGATION SERVICE EXPOSED ILLEGAL ONLINE CASINOS

As a result of operative-searching and investigative activities, representatives of Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, in Adjara region, exposed three facts of carrying out entrepreneurial activities without relevant permit and brought to the criminal liability three foreign citizens, one of which was detained.

Investigation exposed that the accused persons, in Batumi, at three different locations, disguisedly arranged online gambling facilities, where without relevant permit, using internet, the lotto drawing process was broadcasted on the websites of internet casinos operating outside of Georgia.

It was determined that in case of legal operation of the facilities, as a permit fee, approximately GEL 100 000 should have been paid for the state budget.

Investigation is underway under the second part of Article 192 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages imprisonment from 3 to 5 years.
 

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