DAGESTAN, 6 December, Caucasus Times. Gambling business in Dagestan is now legally regulated. This change was implemented on the initiative of the local Prosecutor’s Office.
Caucasus Times learned from the press service of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation that several days ago Dagestani parliament approved a law “On location and functioning of gambling-houses on the territory of the Republic of Dagestan”.
According to the information from the press service, republican Prosecutor’s Office was an active supporter and promoter of this law. In August this year republican Prosecutor’s Office sent to the republican parliament and to the head of the republic well-grounded proposals clarifying the necessity to adopt such a law. There also was an explanation of why imposing a ban on such activities is counter-productive.
As press service noticed, Prosecutor’s Office proposed to use relevant legislative experience of Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as Belgorod and Lipetsk Regions in Central Russia as a basis for such a law. Relevant laws of above-mentioned subjects of the Russian Federation were sent by the Prosecutor’s Office to the republican parliament and later were used in the work on this law.
In the course of discussions and preparation of a draft law republican Prosecutor’s Office sent its remarks concerning the law twice. Most of those remarks were taken into consideration in the work on the final version of the document. Approved law was sent by the parliament to the head of Dagestan who is supposed to sign this document. After that, text of the law will be published by the republican mass media.
Certain restrictions concerning gambling business were introduced in Dagestan on the initiative of Magomedali Magomedov, head of Dagestan. In neighboring Chechnya, gambling business was proclaimed illegal on the initiative of Ramzan Kadyrov, First Deputy Prime Minister of Chechnya.