The 1,500-page legislative piece also included already highly contested changes in Greece’s casino industry and the way land-based casino owners are taxed.The massive bill also included provisions for the authorization of three new casinos on the Greek islands of Crete, Mykonos, and Santorini.
The Dutch government is ready to move forward with the privatization of the state-run casino operator Holland Casino, local media reported.It was last year when the Lower House of the former Dutch government approved the proposed privatization of Holland Casino.
The Chinese government is mulling the legalization of certain forms of gambling on the Hainan Island, Bloomberg reported citing sources familiar with the ongoing discussions.The move would strip Macau of its status as the only Chinese territory where gambling is legal.
The country’s Gambling Law was adopted in 1986 and under it the operation of casino venues has been illegal.As mentioned above, if and when legalized, the casinos will only admit foreign patrons, and no locals will be allowed to gamble at the properties.
The Queensland government confirmed that it had promoted the recent visit to the site of the Maroochydore Central Business District by executives of Malaysian casino operator NagaCorp, local news outlet the Sunshine Coast Daily reported earlier today.The Maroochydore CBD, currently under development in the central part of Sunshine Coast (in the small town of Maroochydore), is planned to be a multi-million, mixed-use complex that will spread over 53 hectares of land.