Anambra State Governor Chukuma Sordo has banned the operation of casinos and 4,444 gambling centers in the state, including BetNaija, on suspicion of “black market trading”.
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Notice of Ban is contained in a statement co-signed by his Donatus Onyenji, Commissioner of Culture, Entertainment and Tourism. Anambra State Revenue Commissioner Richard Madibo and Land Affairs Commissioner Chicodi Annala.
The ban is a follow-up to a number of alarming petitions recently received by the government related to the lack of transparency in the operation of casino machines and the payout of winnings, according to a statement.
The allegations are said to constitute a serious abuse of global industry best practices that will not be tolerated by the government under the jurisdiction of Governor Chukma Sordo.
Here is part of the statement:
“Accordingly, the Government of Anambra instructs casino gaming operators of hotels, restaurants and bars to immediately suspend all gaming and casino operations pending the completion of the investigation.”
Meanwhile, the Government he has a meeting scheduled for October. Her 21 out of every hotel owner and manager in the state gathered at Professor Dora Akuniri’s Center for Women’s Development.
The conference will address the enumeration and validation of hotel licenses and security issues and warn that they are mandatory.
All categories of hotels and tourism venues stated that hotel recertification forms would be distributed and unprofiled hotels or hotels without a hotel license would Added that it will be closed.