The Anambra state government has directed the effective suspension of operations of casinos and gaming centers in the state over suspected fraudulent and criminal activities.
According to the state government, it received a worrisome number of petitions pertaining to the manipulation of casino machines and non-transparency in payment for winnings. It said the allegations amounted to serious abuse of global best practices in the industry which the government under the watch of Chukwuma Soludo would not Tolerate.
The government has therefore called for a meeting of all hotel owners and managers in the state on October 21 at the Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre. It said the meeting which is mandatory would address issues of enumeration and validation of hotel licenses as well as security.
It said hotel revalidation forms would be distributed at the venue for all categories of hotels and tourism enterprises and that any hotel that was not profiled or without Hotel License would be closed down according to Anambra State Tourism and Hospitality Law.”