Opposition is mounting in Sri Lanka against James Packer’s plans for a $400 million casino on the island, with the main opposition party calling on police to take action against the Australian tycoon because the planned project has no proper license. Harsha de Silva, a lawmaker for the main opposition United National Party, called for the project to be located offshore rather than in the heart of Colombo and criticised the government’s promise of extremely low taxation for a decade on Packer’s investment. A bill to approve the casino project has been delayed by at least a month following dissent among members of the ruling coalition.
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Singapore police have busted at least two illegal gambling operations in the past week, while across Asia authorities have moved to stamp out illicit activities, from raids on premier league matches in India, to illegal number forecasting in Malaysia.
The Puducherry union territory government has urged the union government to ban online gaming platforms and mobile apps, describing it as a necessity to protect the mental health of vulnerable people.