Friday, September 24, 2021

Health restrictions relaxed in Sri Lanka but casinos to remain shuttered

Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began implementing revised health guidelines aimed at getting government and private business back on track.

Sri Lanka port city to move ahead after parliamentary nod

A $1.4 billion Chinese investment project, which will include a casino, now looks set to move ahead after its parliament passed a law to install an economic commission to run the development.

Sri Lanka port city plans need public referendum

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has ruled that provisions in legislation to run and oversee a Chinese-built mega port require approval by public referendum to become law.

Former Sri Lanka PM warns of “black money” in port plan

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called on the government to make amendments to a plan for a giant special economic zone in Colombo that was to include casinos, warning it risks becoming a centre for money laundering.

Top court begins hearing against Colombo port city plans

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has begun a hearing into petitions against plans for a giant China-backed special economic zone that had been slated to house financial businesses, entertainment and casinos.
Which casinos are open?

Which casinos are open?

With so many lockdowns and restrictions happening across Asia's gaming jurisdictions, it is easy to lose track of which casinos are currently open, closed,...

Asian economy set for 6.5 percent growth in 2021

The Asian economy is expected to grow 6.5 percent in 2021, and will be a strong part of sustainable global recovery, according to reports released by the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Sunday. 

Sri Lanka tightens bans on sports betting and match fixing

In unanimously passing the bill Prevention of Offences Related to Sports on Monday, the government of Sri Lanka has not only confirmed its ban on sports betting within the country, but also prohibited its citizens from engaging in sports betting overseas as well.

Sri Lanka to double casino fees

Sri Lanka will raise an annual licence fee for casinos from 200 million to 400 million rupees, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera was cited as...

BetConstruct creates live casino solution for Bally’s, Sri Lanka

BetConstruct said it has developed a tailored live casino solution for Bally’s casino in Sri Lanka, as part of a project to help land-based casinos target the online gaming sector.