Myanmar gets ready for casinos

The Government of Myanmar is debating the approval of foreign-only casinos.

Myanmar.- Last week The Lower House of the Parliament of Myanmar received a project to regulate the gaming industry in the Asian country. Now legislators would be able to finally approve the development of a casino industry in Myanmar, although the gaming venues, if approved, would only receive foreign visitors.

According to the local newspaper Myanmar Times, the Gambling Bill 2018 was submitted to the Lower House a few days ago, preparing the way for foreign-only casinos to be a real possibility in the country. The approval of the bill would be a big step for the gaming industry in Asia, as the activity is currently banned in Myanmar and several other countries of the continent.

The official report also informs that the Gambling Bill 2018 includes amendments to the 1986 Gambling Act in order to regulate the sector. U Aung Hlaing Win, a member of the Parliament from the Mingaladon township, said that the bill was not fully written and proposes amendments for current legislation as “the needs of the economy” leave “no time” to write new legislation.

Meanwhile, U Kyaw Soe Lin, secretary of the bill committee, said they proposed to open foreign-only casinos near the country’s border in order to attract more visitors from Thailand and China and further countries from the region.

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