Papua New Guinea’s $43m casino plan draws fire

Port Moresby

Plans to build a $43 million casino in Papua New Guinea capital Port Moresby have come under fire from social activists who claim the country doesn’t have adequate infrastructure to properly regulate the industry.

An agreement to build the property was signed on May 28 between Paga Hill Development Corporation and the National Gaming Control Board (NGCB). The operator said the resort, which will include a hotel and retail space, will help boost tourism to Papua New Guinea.

Plans to build Papua New Guinea’s first casino draw fire for social problems (The Guardian)