Israeli Casino Debate Resurfaces

Reports suggesting that Tourism Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch has allotted a plot of land for a casino in Eilat have fuelled speculation that casinos may soon be reintroduced in Israeli territory but experts caution that change is on hold until Israel’s Ministry of Finance confirms its support for the Minister’s plans.According to reports in the Israeli media, the Tourism Ministry has agreed a deal with the Israel Land Administration to allot a 12-acre plot of land for Israel’s first casino in the popular Red Sea tourist resort of Eilat. The Ministry wants the land to host a congress centre and shops, as well as a hotel-casino, according to the reports.

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