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Myanmar

Five regional and state ministers in Myanmar have asked for permission to operate casinos in hotels in their territories during a meeting with the country’s vice president, local media reports.

MPs in Myanmar’s Lower House of parliament have called for a crackdown on gambling, saying a 1986 law covering the sector was outdated and insufficient.

Two casinos operating in Myanmar will soon face scrutiny from the regional government after questions were raised of whether the casinos were legal under the 1899 Burma Gambling Act.

Myanmar police believe there are around 50 casino “clusters" in the Kokang Self-Administered Zone, suggesting around 7500 gambling tables, all operating without official licenses.

Singapore’s Zochwell Group is planning to build a $1.2 billion resort on Myanmar’s Archipelago, which will feature a high-end marina, luxury hotels, a theme park and a casino, according to the Myanmar Times.

Police in Yangon have seized more than K200 million ($200,000) in 3,206 arrests and raids associated with gambling over the last three years, a police official said.
Last year alone, police seized over K48 million and arrested 1,885 people as part of efforts to intensify the crackdown on illegal gambling, the Myanmar Business Today reported.

Myanmar has finalized a law that will legalize foreigner only casinos in three-star and higher hotels, according to reports.
"We have finalized the reformed gambling law and are ready to send it to the parliament for suggestion, discussion and then approval," DPA cited a Home Affairs Ministry official as saying.
He also added that some forms of illegal lotteries would be legalized and regulated, without giving further details.
"It’s better to get more revenue for country by legalising the illegal lotteries," the official said.

Myanmar is still working on completing a gambling law and hasn’t issued any licenses yet, The Myanmar Times reported citing U Myo Win Nyunt, a director from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
The comment follows reports on social media in the country that three and four-star hotels along the borders were being allowed to operate foreigner-only casinos.
Tourism has been on the upswing since the 2011 reforms in Myanmar. The country welcomed 2 million foreign arrivals to the country last year, about double the number in 2012.
 

Myanmar is still working on completing a gambling law and hasn’t issued any licenses yet, The Myanmar Times reported citing U Myo Win Nyunt, a director from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

In a raid on a children's amusement centre in the city of Mawlamyine, capital of Mon State, Myanmar, a 20-strong police team seized 16 gambling machines that were mixed with the children's gaming machines.  

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