NationStates Jolt Archive

[Proposal] "Casino Regulations" Moderate Regulations / Legalization of Casinos

14-09-2007, 08:54
DEFINING important terms binding for this resolution only

CASINO: Any commercial or non-commercial venue that offers legal wagers
GAMBLING: The legal wager of anything of material value, including but not limited to- currency, commodities, etc.
CASINO GAME(S): A standard wager in the form of a game, including but not limited to- cards, bingo, slot machines, etc.
PAY-OUT TABLE(S): the odds of rewards and amount of reward for all casino games

OBSERVING that gambling is inherently addictive to many citizens, and that said addiction has a detrimental effect on the livelihood of many

RECOGNIZING that outlawing gambling will increase the number of underground casinos that are harmful to attendees and society in general

RESOLVING to allow legal casinos to operate under regulations by the government to prevent abuse

REQUIRING all casinos to:

-post pay-out tables at each entrance of a casino
-allow government officials complete access to the security systems

ALLOWING casinos to eject customers at any time provided that the customers have been paid according to the pay-out tables and to refuse entry to potential customers at any time

NOTING that governments are free to choose whether or not to allow new casinos

RESTRICTING closing down casinos by governments to the following circumstances:

-casino staff and/or dealers caught manipulating or tampering with casino games to change the odds and/or pay-outs
-failure of casino to allow access of monitoring system to government officials
-casino staff and/or dealers caught breaking the laws of the nation

RECOMMENDING a flat tax of 5% by each government on the casinos' revenue for the costs of regulating legal casinos and prosecuting non-compliant casinos and their owners


Care to discuss?
14-09-2007, 12:01
whilst harmonizing casino laws across all nations can be good, there are a couple of issues that need ironing out.

1) restricting reasons for closure of casinos. if a casino bought unwelcome crime and anti social behaviour to the area around the casino, the government would want to close it, but wouldnt be able to. also it doesnt allow for whether the casino meets local requirements, fire codes, planning rules, pollution etc. whilst these would be grounds for refusal to let one start up in the first place, the forementioned negative effects may not have been properly cosidered at the aplication stage, and the government would be powerless to close the casino if it became unsafe, or was to become a crime magnet.

2) the 5% thing. casinos are money makers, and therefore can handle more than 5%. would this be on top of corporate and profit tax? however by using the word recommend, you kept it legal as the un can't mandate taxes on nations.

3) what about small time outlets and bookmakers, and any lotto games that may occur in individual nations, as that is a form of gambling. im sure the small retail outlets would not approve of being classed as 'casinos'.

4) Category. Im assuming free trade?

apart from that good job, mines 50 cannibals on red!
The Most Glorious Hack
14-09-2007, 14:35
4) Category. Im assuming free trade?No, it'll have to fit into the Gambling category.
14-09-2007, 15:02
We have many similar reservations to those expressed by the representative from TheCraigzone. In particular we would be unwilling to support a proposal which prevented us from closing down a business which was behaving in an illegal manner other than either of the two specified, for example by posting false odds or doing something more mundanely criminal such as arranging the mugging of successful gamblers.

We would also suggest a small amendment to the ALLOWING clause:

ALLOWING casinos to eject customers at any time provided that the customers have been paid according to the pay-out tables and to refuse entry to potential customers at any time
The current phrasing, "after", has a mild suggestion that customers cannot be ejected until they have won at least one game, which we are sure the proposer did not intend. The slight rewording we offer for consideration would remove any hint of that possibility.
16-09-2007, 05:22
The door to Sammy's office suddenly swung open to reveal a cocky, if slightly metrosexual, Xt'Tap youth uncharacteristically decked out in smart dark suit standing in the hallway. "Yo, Commander--"

Without looking up, the commander, seated behind Sammy's desk, held out her hand to silence the unexpected visitor, forcing him to cross his arms and watch her expectantly. "Yes, Madame Vice President," Chiang said frustratingly into the phone. "I'll be sure the entire General Assembly knows you are winning the regional popularity contest ... uh-huh ... goodbye."

Chiang looked up as she hung up the phone, and a look of surprised annoyance crossed her face. "Ambassador," she addressed the young man with a tone of mock-respectfulness. "You're probably the last person anyone would expect in our UN offices. What brings you here?"

"I wanna talk about some UN stuff," Susa said determinedly.

"UN stuff?" Chiang repeated incredulously. "And since when is our ambassador to the United Nations the least bit interested in the United Nations?!"

"Since them retards proposed this thing to regulate gambling," Susa said, the passion rising in his voice. "We can't let them do that! We can't let them bitch-asses get their filthy paws on our muthafuckin' casinos!"

"Oh, I see," Chiang said suspiciously. "And even though you are a compulsive gambler, you are stricken by the sudden desire to meet your fellow delegates and engage them in debate?"

"Of course I am!" the ambassador said proudly.

"Do you have a speech?" she asked.

"You bet your sweet ass I got a speech!" Susa said triumphantly, presenting her with a single folded sheet of paper.

Chiang seized it to open it, her luscious lips forming a patronizing little smile as she read:

FUCK NO!!!!!"Hmm. Simple, yet elegant. And I am to believe that you would willingly cut so dramatically into your very full schedule of ... er ... extracurriculars, just to go all the way down to the General Assembly and speak two words?"

"Them UN peeps gotta know where I stand," Susa said firmly.

"And thats the only reason you're going down there, to give a speech?" Chiang was still smiling, though her eyes were dark as night.

"Yeah ..."

"And I'm to take it that bulge in your suit jacket is only due to the fact that you've really let yourself go in the past few hours?"

"Uhh, yes."

Chiang stood up suddenly. "You're not going down to the General Assembly."

Susa's face hardened angrily. "Watch me! I'm gonna bump that forum topic!"

"You wouldn't dare!"

The next moment, Susa was pinned to the floor face first, Chiang straddling him, her hand pressing down on his neck. "But God wants me to blow up the infidels!" he wailed, like a little boy having a tantrum.

"I'm sure She does," Chiang said dryly as she padded her quarry's middle to find his suicide vest. "What did you use to make the explosive devices, anyway? I was sure I'd cut off all access to anything you could use to make a bomb."

"Mostly tin cans and alcohol," the ambassador said casually.