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On Wednesday, December 16, the Saeima Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee conceptually endorsed amendments to the Maintenance Guarantee Fund Act that prohibit maintenance debtors from gambling and participating in interactive lotteries, BNN told the Saeima press service.

This restriction is intended to prevent debtors who do not pay child support from wasting finances on entertainment and hobbies. Debtors are already exposed to several restrictions to motivate them to meet the legal requirements for the payment of maintenance payments, e.g. B. the attitude of the gun owner or the seafaring and driving license, as mentioned in the note.

It is envisaged that gambling organizers will be required to identify participants and ensure that they are not debtors of maintenance, similar to those who have entered the gambling addict register. For interactive gaming and lottery organizers who use lottery and gaming surveillance inspections, the regulator’s authorized data viewing solutions must ensure that debtors have no opportunity to participate in gaming or interactive lotteries.

Changes should come into effect on April 1, 2021.

In order for changes to take effect, they must be approved by the Saeima in three readings.

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