Anambra State Govt Suspends Gaming , Casino Activities In Hotels, Restaurants, Bars

Written by on October 21, 2022

The ministry of Culture, Entertainment, and Tourism in collaboration with the ministry of Homeland Affairs and the Anambra Board of Internal Revenue Service, AIRS, have directed all hotels, restaurants, and bars in the state to suspend every gaming and casino activities with immediate effect because of their fraudulent and criminal activities.


This was made known in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Culture, Entertainment, and Tourism, Mr. Don Onyenji.


The Commissioner observed that a lot of Ndi Anambra have been defrauded through gaming and casino activities.


According to him, the Ministry has received several petitions on the manipulation of these casino game machines and their non-transparency for game-winnings, hence battering global practices.


He noted that such fraudulent activities will not be allowed to thrive under the watch of Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s administration and therefore should be dealt with immediately.


The Commissioner however invited hotel owners and managers across the state to an emergency meeting today,Friday, October 21,  2022 at the Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Center, for enumeration, validation of their hotel licenses, and security tips.


He warned that any hotel that is not profiled at the meeting and without a license will be dealt with according to the Anambra State Tourism and Hospitality Law.

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