Armenia's parliament passed a law banning almost all forms of gambling advertising. The law was approved by a vote of 63 to 24 abstentions. It restricts the advertisement of casinos, lotteries, bookmakers and other organizations that provide gaming. Gambling advertising is now only allowed in four-star and higher hotels, border checkpoints, companies’ websites, and the front of buildings offering gambling. The government claims that gambling is increasing at a fast pace in Armenia and there are more problem gamblers. According to Babken Tunyan, head of the parliamentary committee on economic issues, about 3.2 trillion drams worth of bets were made in the country from January to November 2021.