Gaming Act to control casinos - Minister Yapa
Nov 11, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Gaming Act will control and regulate casinos since such a controlling mechanism is not in practice, Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said yesterday.
The Minister addressing the weekly Cabinet media briefing said the Gaming Act will regulate and control only casinos. the Government will never legalize gaming as a people-friendly Government but introduces certain controlling and regulating measures.
Under this Act casinos can only operate in a particular area so as to develop the tourism industry. The Minister said that casino and gambling machines such as jackpots were introduced by the UNP.