I've seen several casinos in the world and I observed the status of the communities in these countries. Whenever you see a casino you will see a depression in the city.
Even in the most liberal cities in the world like the US they don't issue licenses to open casinos in many of their states. You see people from all races and religions standing against opening casinos in their neighbourhoods because of what it brings to their communities of bad group of unwanted people, and behaviors.
Old people standing behind slot machines will not bring more tourists and will not solve our economical problems. When you see a Casino you will notice an expression of depression in an isolated trashy communities with no morals.
Will Jordan become one?
But in a religious conuntry like Jordan why we don't see people's voice standing against not only proposing one but even thinking about it?
AMMAN (JT) - MP Khalil Atiyyeh has asked the Lower House to investigate reports
of a former minister’s alleged involvement in a dubious deal to license a casino
on the shores of the Dead Sea.
Atiyyeh, who heads the House Financial
Committee, said the concerned official must be held accountable for his actions,
which could have cost the government a staggering $1 billion.
reports surfaced in the print and electronic media this week about a decision by
Prime Minister Nader Dahabi’s government to annul an agreement with an Iraqi
investor to build a casino in the Dead Sea area. The government is yet to
publicly react to the reports.
Officials had to resort to local and foreign
experts to find loopholes in the agreement in order to terminate it without
having to pay the investor a fine worth more than $1 billion.
casino was supposed to be built as part of a tourism megaproject that included
the establishment of a five-star hotel in the area. A former tourism
minister had reportedly obtained approval from the Cabinet to issue the licence,
without going through the required legal procedures. With the Parliament in
recess, the Lower House will not be able to look into Atiyyeh’s request until
the next ordinary session, scheduled for either November or December.