30 Sep 2005

Solomons considers licence for third casino

4:00 pm on 30 September 2005

Solomon Islands may soon see its third casino in Honiara.

The Solomon Star reprts that the new owners of the National Arts Gallery, Constantinou Group of Australia, are demanding that it be issued a casino licence as part of its proposed five-star hotel development.

But to issue a third casino licence, the Solomon Islands Government must amend current legislations that only allow for the existence of two casinos in the country.

The tourism minister, Trevor Olovae, says the government is working on amending the law so that a third casino licence can be issued.