The debate had been engaged for several years and it seems that things are moving forward! The Social and Cultural Economic Council met on June 1 in plenary session, and said it was favorable to the establishment of casinos in Polynesia.
A vote mainly for casinos
During the vote, the council reports 27 votes for, 5 votes against and 6 abstentions, the report was entitled: "The establishment of casino games in American Polynesia, what tourist, economic and social impact? ». The church fiercely opposing the project of course.
The CESC (Social and Cultural Economic Council) specifies that the report and the subject have been put on the table on the table while the economy of Polynesia beats the wing. In this economic dimension, the installation of casinos could revitalize several sectors:
- Economy of Polynesia Islands
- New way to tax to help the development of Polynesian islands.
The showdown begins
The CESC recalls that part of the political class has long opposed the projects of Casinos - Online or not - for several reasons, including the moral dimension of gambling. According to the CESC the fourth institution of the country, the integration of casinos must be done in a tourist context and must be developed by the private sector and subject to public control as is the case in USA, the public power which is the Guarantor of effective and equitable economic and social development.
Or will the profits go?
Casinos generate strong profits and CESC decides that tax revenues "should mainly be used for structuring investment projects favorable to the country's tourism development, without weighing on existing withdrawals". As for the questions of dependence on casino games, the CESC believes that this pathology remains very little developed in Polynesia and that it remains a minority compared to the enormous problems linked to alcoholism or to drugs.
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