Although the gambling industry is growing in Armenia, incumbent Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that slot machines at gas stations cause serious social problems in rural communities. Therefore, these devices should simply be removed.
“In general, when we observe the figures of economic growth, it turns out that gambling machines have become the leading sector of the Armenian economy,” the politician is surprised. “This is completely absurd and we must take care to change this. On the one hand, poverty is encouraged, on the other, gambling. "
According to Pashinyan, this is a very important problem that affects the fate of people and families. He promised to discuss this publicly in order to understand whose interests are more taken into account and to solve the problem.