Shillong: The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on Tuesday has unanimously passed the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming (Repeal) Bill 2023 to repeal the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Act, 2021.
The Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Act, 2021, which was notified and published on March 26, 2021, in the official gazette, and was enacted by the legislature of the state of Meghalaya.
Following the bitter opposition from various quarters, VPP MLA Ardent M Basiawmoit has appealed the amendment of the section that regulates the issuance of licences to operate casinos in the State. However, Abu Taher Mondal the minister in-charge of Taxation informed that the term of the provisional licences has expired and one of the of the Licensee has withdrawn the bank guarantee. Satisfied with the clarification of the Minister In-charge the VPP MLA withdrawn the amendment.
It may be mentioned, three licences has been issued to three applicants by the government on September 12, 2023.