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September 25, 2021

Idea likely to be met with strong resistance

Tan unlikely to receive second casino license

(Malaysia).- Vincent Tan’s chances of securing a second license in Malaysia is remote and it is unlikely the authorities will issue a casino license for the Berjaya Hills Resort in Pahang.

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gaming analyst told the newspaper the Daily Star that the possibility of Putrajaya issuing a new casino licence under the current environment was remote. “The idea of having a second casino in Malaysia will be met by strong resistance from various groups.

“Putrajaya is most likely to bow to such pressure,” the analyst said, recalling an incident in 2010 when the government withdrew a sports betting licence granted to Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd, a company jointly owned by Tan (pic) and his son, Datuk Robin Tan.

This is not the first time Tan has applied for a license for the resort. He did the same more than 10 years ago and was rejected then following protests from certain businesses. Currently the Berjaya Hills Resort has a license for slot machines, but Tan wants a full casino license to compete against Genting at their Genting Highlands resort.

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