Gov Charles Soludo of Anambra State has banned operations of all casinos and gaming centres in the state.
Our correspodent gathered that the ban followed alleged fraudulent and criminal activities observed in their operations.
The ban was contained in a statement signed by the trio of commissioner for culture, entertainment, tourism, Donatus Onyenji; the chairman, Anambra State Internal Revenue Service, Richard Madiebo, and the commissioner for homeland affairs, Chikodi Angra.
The state government received a worrisome number of petitions pertaining the manipulation of casino machines and non-transparency in payment for winnings, the statement said.
It said the act was an abuse of global best practices, and not condoned in the state.
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