No to Boracay Casino
Residents of Boracay Island and the province of Aklan have expressed their opposition to a plan of a company to establish a casino on the resort island. The protesters, led by church groups, called on the government to reject any application to operate “all forms of casinos” on Boracay. Before this, the local government of Malay town, which has jurisdiction over Boracay, has endorsed two applications for operating a casino and a “junket operation” in Boracay.
These include the proposal of the Cariño Development Management Corp. to build a casino at the 120-hectare Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Country Club and the application of the Crown Regency Resort and Convention Centre to be a venue of “junket operation” in Boracay. Junket operations are pre-organised gambling tournaments for foreign players.