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Approval for
Dubai/MGM
hook-up
The Nevada Gaming Commission
has unanimously approved a
News
licence for Dubai World, a UAE
government-owned corporation,
to work as a partner of MGM
Mirage. The enormous
CityCenter project on the Las
Vegas Strip is a joint venture
between the two companies and
AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
there are plans for hotel and
resort developments in Dubai
and Vietnam.
With modernisation at the centre of
Rwandan government policy, the opening
of the country’s first ever casino is a
landmark on the journey. With a
redistributive aim and large employment
opportunities, the administration has
welcomed the new venture.
Casino
Kigali
Kigali, the capital
of Rwanda
opens
new era
in African
gaming
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RWANDA weekly lottery for 3m
Rwanda francs (about
After its appalling experi- E3,900) for the purchase of a
ence of genocide 15 years E0.40 ticket.
ago, Rwanda has been deter- The casino employs 150
mined to develop and people; around 40 specialists
become a modern state in were brought in by the man-
the heart of Africa: one of agement to help train the
those indicators is the brand staff, including the surveil-
new casino that has just lance team and dealers.
opened in the Top Tower Rwanda has a population
Hotel in Kacyiru, an affluent of around ten million, making
suburb in the north east of it one of the most densely pop-
the capital Kigali. ulated countries on the conti-
The casino was due to nent given its relatively small
open in October, however area. The casino is aimed at
the tables - described as “key the local wealthy elite and the
equipment” - were delayed in substantial foreign contin-
transit forcing a delay. A soft gent from both the diplomatic
opening on 12 November was and business communities.
followed by a grand opening Philip Brizoua, the director
on 24 November, which general of Lotto Rwanda, said
attracted ten government prior to the opening: “Our
ministers including the Min- vision is creating and main-
ister of Culture and Sports, taining a world class and
Joseph Habineza. responsible gaming experi-
coming to light at ICE 2009
Casino Kigali is operated ence which will be a tool on
by Lotto Rwanda in associa- promoting entertainment in booth 4250
tion with Casino Games the Rwandan market. These
Rwanda, a subsidiary of new experiences make Lotto
Casino Games Africa, with Rwanda part of those redis-
backing from Solna Leisure, tributing national wealth,
which operates the Metelitsa which is a tool in stabilising
in Moscow. the economy.”
The casino has seven Although there is no formal
tables, including roulette, gaming law yet in the country,
tomorrow’s innovative printing solutions today
blackjack and poker plus 30 the agreement between the
Gaminator multi-game slot operators and the govern-
machines from Austrian ment see a 15 per cent tax
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is also a salon privé with with a further 28 per cent
roulette and a card table. payable on corporate profits.
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