South African Officials Wait for Casino Ruling - Monday 24th of April 2006

SOUTH AFRICA – As reported by the SABC News: "The North West government is anxiously awaiting a ruling from the minister of trade and industry, which will determine if they can recoup the loss of the Morula Sun Casino licence.

"The loss came as a result of the recent changes to provincial borders. Under the new redemarcation laws, the Morula Sun Hotel was incorporated into Gauteng province, and the casino licence was part of the move.

"Darkey Africa, the provincial MEC for economic development and tourism, says the gambling industry, especially casino operations, remains a major source of income for the province, and impacts directly on its socio-economic development plans…"

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