During the total recession of the economy, which is provoked by a pandemic, it is a game sphere that has become the island of certain stability. And all this is against the background of all of all other business areas have undergone significant material losses.
- Overview of the gaming market of the country
- How to get permission?
- Gaming business and taxes
- Work online casino in the country and its specificity
- New norms of legislation
So the leading experts traveling in the country of Slotegrator noted in their speech that in Georgia the potential of gambling gaming in this direction was recognized at the state level. And at the end of 2020, the situation itself demonstrated the high deposit of the economic industry in the country.
In Georgia, the gaming industry is not only a legal instrument in the economy of the country, which is in direct disposal of government bodies. This is a plus to the entire tourist point for the world appointment, which leads to the influx of international tourists to the country.
The sphere of gambling is joining the income service and its main task is this design and issuance of license permit, the formation and implementation of tax policy, as well as the creation of maximum conditions for the successful development of this direction. In his work, the Office always relies on the principles of legality and justice, honesty, focusing on the protection of all the rights of each consumer, limiting the negative impact of the game for unprotected, poor people, not allowing development.
So in our work, the income service relies on a number of regulatory documents adopted directly in 2005. Also in the list of regulations there are also the Tax Code, regulations issued by the Ministry of Finance.
The presented standards will allow all kinds of gaming activities in the state of the state are absolutely legal. And accordingly, all entrepreneurs involved in it give permission to work in such game spheres:
- terrestrial casino type;
- desktop type of game and machine guns;
- bingo, as well as lotto;
- lottery and opening of the bookmaker’s office;
- He is a line casino and sweatshirts;
- Salons in which slot machines are installed.
If we talk about obtaining permission to work in this economic sphere, then there is a distinctive characteristic feature of the procedure itself. So submit an application every wishes may be in the simple electronic format, going to the site of tax services, it is supplied absolutely free. It is mandatory to fix copies of the package of documents necessary for the application.
And so the package of documents itself is largely determined by the type of game activity itself, the timing of the consideration of the submitted circulation is up to 20 days. If the operator itself intends to speed up this process and faster to get a work permit itself – it is obliged to make a certain payment. It is necessary to pass in 10 days – pay 400 lari, if 5 days – 800, per day – 2,000 lari.
The permit is issued for all kinds of gaming activities, and its validity period is 5 years. Electronic format Application submits exclusively to the company in government agencies, which is registered in the country. Even if the actual owners of the company act as citizens of the country and foreigners.
Also, one more features regarding the management of the game business in the country is, for the organization itself, he is a rain activity in the game sphere, the operator must have permission to open the ground casino. This is not such a common practice in world practice.
A variety of activities in the game business in Georgia are charged with fees, both every quarter and at the end of the year. For example, the amount of annual collection is fixed, and its payment is on the treasury regular, equal in the amount of parts, quarterly fee – its amount depends on the sphere of activity, and the region where the establishment itself is locally.
So the most advantageous localization from the position of the tax system there are resort zones – it is precisely on their territory that the preferential, most favorable systems for the operator of the system are in charge of taxation. For example, all in the same Kazbegi, the alarms – here many operators do not pay tax taking into account the features of the game.
As noted earlier, the peculiarities of opening in Georgia. Separately licenses to work in the direction of it – Line gembling in the state is simply not issued. And when the Pandemic period occurred in the country, many game places, operators simply switched to the format of he – Line, while the flow of players increased significantly.
So on the game of Georgia’s space, follow-up, follow-up:
- Casino – ground and virtual;
- All sorts of lottery;
So, if an open casino is open, then it is worth paying taxes every quarter, and the collection itself is from 30 and to 60 thousand Lari, plus further charge and additional taxes that goes to the activity of the casino. So in Tbilisi, the amount of collection – 60,000 Lari, in Batumi, the amount is already an order of magnitude lower and the collection is 30,000 lari.
It is worth noting that on the territory of Georgia, the provision of services in the sphere itself – Line Casino on the part of the offshore company is simply prohibited. The increased number of casino fans and gambling forced the government of the country to think about leading new provisions on the promotion of the game sphere. Representatives of the authorities noted that the state does not intend to prevent this gambling industry to work legally.
The government of the country noted a very serious role of the industry in the economy, even the internal / exterior life of the country, and showed active interest, participation in the support of the industry at the legislative level. Taking into account all these new developments, the Georgian government began to actively monitor the formation of gembling – business, periodically introducing new provisions in the legislative base, which also contributes to the establishment of the game industry, strengthening and expanding the border in the country of the game sphere itself.
By virtue of the Pandemic world developing in peace, many gambling players switched to virtual gaming houses. Such growth of players directly in the network led to the fact that in the legislation of Georgia, certain innovations and changes were made.
According to the new rules, some countries of the country will act as controllers in the field of the Gaming Industry. In other words, these companies are endowed with the state with relevant powers, and they can check how legal operators are legal, whether the recent relevant license issued by the State Bodgeon. Also, these companies will also check the technical condition of the machines themselves, gaming in the casino, regardless of its shape, mechanisms, compliance with the requirements that are established at the level of the law.
Plus, the owners of licenses are required to receive the appropriate certificate of their games, automata and systems by the enterprise controlling in the country. Moreover, the operator itself will be made as a collection of a company that issues this very certificate.
For the company’s technical characteristics – controllers are obliged to pay maximum attention to the operation of the entire monitoring system, as well as all processes in the tax system, which are based on data in GGR format. There is also a check of the RTP indicators themselves – which are written in documentary reports and those that are generated during the game.
Legal norms that are part of the Law “On Lottery Device” are distributed to all. Moreover, independently will this be the local operator or the international level of the provider, the gaming service provider.
According to the norms of Article 11.11 of the law, which began to act with 01.01. 2021, each company supplier, both branch and organization, must be registered on the entire territory of the country.
According to Art. 7.3/1 Revenue service has the full right to implement an electronic format control system, which will allow to monitor the compliance of the operation of each operator, compliance with all conditions that are provided for by the company issued permission.
In accordance with the standards. 36/1.2 and 29.1 Operators, as well as service providers in the gambling sector, are required to fulfill all the requirements and provisions established in Georgia and relating to the issue of the electronic control system.
Also, there is also a mandatory requirement for legitimate work in the country, there is a certain certificate that issued by the state authority.
In accordance with the standards. 3 / Z3 and 5.1 of the law, all citizens of Georgia, as well as companies that have been registered in the country should receive a corresponding permission that allows the supply of game services,. The control is also the condition, the work of all technical equipment in the game house.
According to Art. 12; 19; 19/1, 24/1.3 All companies that act as job seekers to work in the field of gaming activities should submit a copy of the agreement in the service of income, registered between the license applicant itself – the authorized state. There is a change – the side does notify the State Region within 2 days.
In accordance with. 24/1.4, each service provider, the operator pays the fees established by law, and even for the work of the controller. What to make all the fees in a timely manner.
All this clearly shows the level of development of gambling business in Georgia, as well as how the authorities intend to maintain and develop this direction of the economy, taking the entire control over the activities of operators in the country, and service providers in their own hands and control.