On December 17 at the extraordinary session of the National Assembly of Armenia the RA Law “On Lotteries” and the corresponding amendments to the Laws “On State Duty” and “On Advertising” in the third hearing and finally were adopted. The second reading of these documents was held on December 15, the first – on November 5 (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, October 31 – November 6, 2003).
The amendments to the Law “On Advertising” stipulate restrictions on broadcasting the lottery commercials. In particular, a ban is introduced on airing lottery commercials on the Public Television of Armenia during the newscasts, as well as 15 minutes before and after them. For the TV channels in general now the cumulative duration of these commercials is restricted: it must not exceed 60 seconds during an hour and 9 minutes during the day.