Daily News: A new casino will open in Thailand, Kyrgyzstan plans to legalize casinos and more
Another place to open a casino was offered in Thailand
According to the local edition of the Bangkok Post, the emergency committee of the National Assembly of Thailand, which developed a bill on the legalization of casinos, considered opening an entertainment complex with a casino in the city of Mae Sot, on the border territory of which more than ten casinos have been operating for many years, and accepted players from Thailand.
Committee members believe that Mae Sot is almost ready to host the casino, with the construction of a new four-lane road connecting the area to the Myanmar border.
Recall that the emergency committee was established in early December 2021 by the National Assembly of Thailand. It included 15 members of the Cabinet of Ministers and 45 representatives of political parties. The committee was chaired by the Minister of Transport of Thailand, Atirat Rathanasate.
Members of the committee call the capital of the country Bangkok a priority place for casinos where the infrastructure is more developed, including airports and expressways. The tourist areas of Pattaya and Phuket are also considered attractive for opening gambling establishments.
The committee also develops restrictions on the ability of local residents to visit the casino. It is assumed that they will be required to present identification cards, documentary evidence of income and a certificate of permanent employment.
The bill on the legalization of casinos will be considered in the second reading in the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan
On June 14, at a meeting of the Budget Committee of the Jogorku Kenesh, the bills “On Gambling in the Kyrgyz Republic” and “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts on Issues of Gambling” will be considered in the second reading. This was reported by the local edition of Tazabek.
Recall that the documents were adopted in the first reading in April this year. According to the content of the draft law, the authors of which are the deputies Baktybek Turusbekov and Dastanbek Dzhumabekov. It was suggested to place a gambling zone with a casino for foreigners, hotels and restaurants on a plot of 1,200 hectares near the Tamchi airport in the Issyk-Kul region.
Citizens from 23 years of age can become employees of gambling establishments. At least half of the staff, including 10% of the management must be citizens of Kyrgyzstan. 40% of the profits received should go to the budget of Kyrgyzstan, and 60% will remain with the investor.
According to Vecherniy Bishkek, referring to MP Dastan Bekeshev. The amendments also propose to legalize online casinos.
The number of visitors to the Primorye gambling zone increased by 78% in 2021
In 2021, the Primorye gambling zone had 388,729 visitors. This was reported on the website of the government of Primorsky Krai with reference to data from the Primorsky Krai Development Corporation (KRPK JSC).
Compared to 2020, the attendance of the gambling zone increased by 169,989 people, which amounted to 78%.
The average attendance of the G1 Entertainment operator's casino was 32,394 people per month. The maximum number of visits (37,291) was recorded in October, and the minimum (23,928) - in November. The decrease was due to the emergence of a new wave of coronavirus infection and the reimposition of health safety protocols and restrictions on international travel.
88% of visits to IRC "Primorye" fell on the share of Russian tourists, and 12% - on foreigners. The largest number of foreign tourists came from China (10,930 people) and South Korea (6,631 people).
71% of the resort's visitors were male and 29% were female.