A bill for a law to repeal lotteries, pool-betting, gaming and casino promotion and control and enact the lotteries, pools-betting, gaming and casino promotion control Board in Imo State, and other related matters has been considered for third reading.
This is part of the Imo State House of Assembly’s effort to ensure that the Internally Generated Revenues (IGRs) of the state is given a boost.
You will recall that owners of pooling, gaming, casinos, sports’ bets (Naira-Bet, Bet-9ja) and lotteries’ outfits are foreigners who have sapped the state’s economy without paying commensurate taxes due to the state government.
To ensure that most pooling and gaming agencies obtain operational licenses, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Acho Ihim, constituted a committee chaired by Hon. Donatus Onuigwe.
Other members are; Hon. Ifeanyi Nnataraonye, Hon. Marcel Odunze, Hon. Ikechukwu Amuka, Hon. Arthur Egwim and Hon. Lugard Osuji.