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Guyana casino gambling legislation for Parliament on January 11

2 January 2007

GUYANA -- As reported by the Stabroek News: "The government will lay the casino gambling legislation in Parliament on January 11 with the expectation that the debate on and passage of the bill would be completed at the earliest time thereafter.

"Contacted for an update on the consultations and the status of the casino gambling legislation, Prime Minister Sam Hinds told the Stabroek News that the government submitted to Parliament on Thursday three signed copies for publication and distribution to the members of Parliament.

"Apart from the fact that casino licences would not be granted to any hotel with fewer than 250 rooms or below four-star standard and that the casinos would not be open to Guyanese, the provisions of the bills are not been widely known..."

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