Wednesday, 12 September 2012

casino regulations under revision as 5billion diamond casino opens in lusaka.


Tourism And Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo Says The Country’s Casino Regulations Are Currently Undergoing Review In Order To Strengthen Monitoring Of All Casinos In The Country.

Ms Masebo Says The Revised Regulations Will Be Strengthened In Order To Ensure The Benefits Of The Industry To The Public Out Weighs The Negative Effects That Could Be Associated With Gambling.

She Has Pointed Out That Under Regulated Gambling Industry Has The Potential Of Causing A Lot Of Social Problems Amongst Families.

Ms Masebo Says To Be More Effective In The Regulating And Monitoring Of Casinos Through Out The Country, The Ministry Is Considering Coming Up With A Central Electronic Monitoring System Which Will Compel All Casinos In The Country To Be Connected To The System.

She Says For This Tasked To Be Fulfilled, Her Ministry Is Considering The Possibility Of Engaging A Consultant To Assist In Setting Up The System.
Meanwhile Ms Masebo Has Urged All The Casino Operators In The Country To Abide By The Laws Of The Country As Regards Gambling Adding That She Is Aware That Some Casinos Have Been Operating Centrally To The Law.
She Says Government Shall Not Hesitate To Close Down Any Establishment That Operates Outside The Laws Of The Country Adding That Government Shall Assess Every Casino On The Basis Of Compliance.
the newly opened Diamond Casino Owners Who Have Employed A Total Number Of 90 Local Zambians Have Invested A Total Sum Of 5 Billion Kwacha Into The Project.
And Ms Masebo Has Noted That Currently The Country Has A Total Of 22 Casinos, 15 Of Them Are Located In Lusaka Hence It Is Important For Investors To Consider Investing In Other Towns Such As Livingstone Which Is The Tourist Capital.
And Lusaka Mayor Daniel Chisenga Has Expressed Happiness At The Development Of What He Has Called As A Beautiful Infrastructure To Last For Years To Come

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