Most of the casinos established for increasing tourist activity in the area, does not allow its local population to gamble inside casinos. Unfortunately casinos in Sikkim have no such restrictions. The SIKKIM CASINO GAMES ACT 2004 does not prohibit locals from gambling in casinos. This has already started taking its toll on the local population. Locals are seen to have lost all the money which was actually kept aside for some other purpose. A few Locals contractors have lost all their over draft money and a few have sold their vehicles just for a night of fun inside the casino. Along with a few pro's of casino gambling it brings along numerous economic and social problems.
WE APPEAL TO THE GOVERNMENT OF SIKKIM TO RE-THINK ON ITS DECISION TO ALLOW LOCALS TO GAMBLE IN CASINOS INSIDE SIKKIM.
This petition closed 8 months ago
Due to exposure to casinos inside the state, Local residents of Sikkim face high risk of falling prey to the ills of casino gambling, Although only a few families may have been affected as of...
Due to exposure to casinos inside the state, Local residents of Sikkim face high risk of falling prey to the ills of casino gambling, Although only a few families may have been affected as of today, but you and i could be its next victims. Hence i urge all the residents of Sikkim to join me in this Petition, that shall be handed over to the Chief Minister of Sikkim as an appeal to amend the Sikkim Casino Games Act and prohibit Local residents from gambling inside casinos in Sikkim.