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Israeli Official Looks to Vegas for Casino Model

24 May 2005

ISRAEL – As reported by the Jerusalem Post: "Tourism Minister Avraham Herschson, who is eager to give the green light to a casino in Eilat, is scheduled to take a delegation to Las Vegas in June to learn about the casino industry.

"Herschson will look at casino operations in general, how casino taxes have contributed to education in Las Vegas and how police managed to get rid of the criminal elements that once controlled casinos.

"'Las Vegas is the most successful model in the world,' said a Tourism Ministry official, explaining why Herschson had chosen to go to Las Vegas instead of to a European city…"

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