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Israeli Lottery Wants Control of Casino

10 March 2004

ISRAEL – As reported by the Haaretz:"The Mifal Hapayis national lottery opposes a plan to open a casino in Eilat under international management and is demanding that it be given the license to operate a legal casino in Israel.

"State lottery chairman Shimon Katzenelson sent a letter to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon yesterday

"…'The advantage of a casino run by Mifal Hapayis is publicly, morally, and professionally superior to any other initiative,' said Katzenelson. Only Mifal Hapayis is committed to returning 100 percent of the profits to the public, he wrote…"

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