Bangladesh High Court Orders Complete Ban On Gambling

The Bangladesh High Court has issued a hardline order banning all forms of gambling and requested tougher penalties for breaches from the government, bringing a three-year window of judicial and political tolerance for gaming to a close.

A two-judge bench of the High Court on Monday upheld a writ petition banning certain forms of gambling in clubs that had been originally approved by the High Court on December 4, 2016, according to media reports.

That writ petition, which was filed by two Supreme Court lawyers, sought to shut down card games, dice games and housie at 13 upmarket members-only clubs in the capital Dhaka and the cities of Chittagong, Khulna, Sylhet and Narayanganj.

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