There are plans in Albania to move out casino and betting shops out of the residential area.
It has also vowed a “New regime” is ahead for online gaming operators. Prime Minister Edi Rama held a news conference last month at which he announced that all gambling venues will be forced out of residential areas and move onto the outskirts of town and cities. It will be effective from 31 December.
Rama also warned broadcasters and other media outlets also to remove all gambling advertisement within 24 hours or face serious consequences. Local media quoted saying that, despite Albania law being clear on the illegality of the gambling advertisement, “This law has been violated by all media without exception”.