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Meghalaya Cabinet passes ordinance to repeal Gaming Act

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that he will hold a discussion with the Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh to take up the matter in the next sitting of the Assembly.

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Shillong: Amid stiff opposition from various quarters including the church bodies, the Meghalaya Cabinet has passed the ordinance to repeal the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Act (MRGA), 2021.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that he will hold a discussion with the Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh to take up the matter in the next sitting of the Assembly.

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The state government had, in March, issued licenses to set up three casinos leading to widespread protests and agitations by various organizations including the Joint Action Committee Against Casino (JACAC), the Khasi Jaintia Christian Leaders Forum (KJCLF), the Meghalaya United Christian Forum and various pressure groups.

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