Mongolia bans officials from gambling, home and abroad

The Mongolian government has banned all government employees from playing casino games, or staying in gambling-related premises both home and abroad, China’s Xinhua news agency reports.

“No government official is allowed to gamble,” Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene, head of the cabinet secretariat, was cited as saying at a press conference.

Reports have been made public in recent years that Mongolian civil servants, especially high-ranking officials of state-owned companies, have played in casinos in foreign countries, Oyun-Erdene said.

Anyone found violating the ban will be fired.