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Casino bill heads to Senate

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LAWMAKERS YESTERDAY gave the nod to the Casino Gaming Bill and on Tuesday passed amendments to the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act.

The casino bill was passed with 52 adjustments while the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act had 34 amendments.

During the debate on the bills, which extended over several sittings, at least seven members of parliament said they could not support the legislative measures.

However, the majority of members welcomed the bills. In the case of the casino bill, many MPs argued that it would pave the way for massive investments in the tourism sector, create jobs and attract more tourists to the island.

The two bills will now be sent to the Senate for debate.