The Prime minister of Georgia has announced that the tax on gambling business will be raised in the near future.
According to his words, it will bring additional revenue which can be used to carry out more important projects: creating new roads and schools as well as providing hospitals with modern equipment and medicine.
It is already known that except for license tax there will be the tax on every gaming table or slot machine. The minimum sum is 50 000 lari, the maximum is 1 mln lari.
The tax amount will be defined by local authorities. The period of license validity will be prolonged from one year to five.
However, there are some difficulties related to the arrangements of revenue received by gambling industry in Georgia. The representative of Revenue Service can sit in casino the whole day never being able to estimate the level of its earnings.
Gambling is gradually influencing other spheres. For example, in Batumi the industry is closely related to the development of tourism. Every year lots of people come here in order to visit casinos regardless of season.