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Israeli Prime Ministers Expected to Support Casino Plan

8 March 2004

ISRAEL – As reported by the (Israel) Globe: "Hebrew daily 'Yediot Ahronot' reports that a casino will be opened in Eilat within 18 months, at the recommendation of Prime Minister's Office director-general Avigdor Yitzhaki. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is expected to support the plan and the Ministry of Finance also supports establishing a legal casino in Eilat.

"Pressure has been increasing lately to establish a legal casino in Israel, in view of the popularity of illegal gambling and the flood of Israelis to casinos around the world, including at Taba, in Sinai, outside Eilat.

"…Another reason for establishing a casino in Eilat is to encourage domestic tourism in the city…"

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