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Rothschild Report

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 17 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards the proposals in the Rothschild report of 1978 that certain forms of Chinese gambling, namely, pai kau and fan tan should be authorised as games which may be played in any casino and that new casinos catering particularly for chinese gambling should be encouraged in areas where illegal gambling is believed to exist.

It is the Government's policy to permit, subject to appropriate controls, only those forms of gambling for which there is a genuinely widespread and unstimulated demand. Consideration of the recommendations in the Royal Commission's report and of the problems of enforcement to which their implementation might give rise is continuing in consultation with the Gaming Board and others, including representatives of the Chinese community.