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Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:37 pm

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but the locals can only play the tables if they have written permission from their wives - a sweet touch.
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Makes good copy, but it is as untrue as it is sexist. Locals are not permitted to gamble in casinos in the TRNC. Nor is it only men who do so.


Why is that?


They exist to earn hard currency from foreign visitors.
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Postby CanDiaz » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:18 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:
CanDiaz wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
CanDiaz wrote:
but the locals can only play the tables if they have written permission from their wives - a sweet touch.
:lol:


Makes good copy, but it is as untrue as it is sexist. Locals are not permitted to gamble in casinos in the TRNC. Nor is it only men who do so.


Why is that?


They exist to earn hard currency from foreign visitors.


Most casinos do, but is there an actual law that forbids natives from playing?
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Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:19 pm

CanDiaz wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
CanDiaz wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
CanDiaz wrote:
but the locals can only play the tables if they have written permission from their wives - a sweet touch.
:lol:


Makes good copy, but it is as untrue as it is sexist. Locals are not permitted to gamble in casinos in the TRNC. Nor is it only men who do so.


Why is that?


They exist to earn hard currency from foreign visitors.


Most casinos do, but is there an actual law that forbids natives from playing?


Yes, there is.
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Postby CanDiaz » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:25 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:
CanDiaz wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
CanDiaz wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
CanDiaz wrote:
but the locals can only play the tables if they have written permission from their wives - a sweet touch.
:lol:


Makes good copy, but it is as untrue as it is sexist. Locals are not permitted to gamble in casinos in the TRNC. Nor is it only men who do so.


Why is that?


They exist to earn hard currency from foreign visitors.


Most casinos do, but is there an actual law that forbids natives from playing?


Yes, there is.


You wouldn't happen to know what grounds it operates under?Religious thing or?
As an owner of a gambling establishment,(not in Cyprus) I'm genuinely curious.
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Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:32 pm

CanDiaz wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
CanDiaz wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
CanDiaz wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
CanDiaz wrote:
but the locals can only play the tables if they have written permission from their wives - a sweet touch.
:lol:


Makes good copy, but it is as untrue as it is sexist. Locals are not permitted to gamble in casinos in the TRNC. Nor is it only men who do so.


Why is that?


They exist to earn hard currency from foreign visitors.


Most casinos do, but is there an actual law that forbids natives from playing?


Yes, there is.


You wouldn't happen to know what grounds it operates under?Religious thing or?
As an owner of a gambling establishment,(not in Cyprus) I'm genuinely curious.
Thanks.


I know because I have translated them that the wording of casino licences in the north of Cyprus includes the condition:

The casino operating concession permission holder consents that only tourists and foreign nationals may enter the casino and gamble there.

There is a law (or should that be "law") about this as well, but off hand I can't quote the date or number.
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Postby CanDiaz » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:36 pm

Thanks.
Sounds Bizarre.I'd be out of business in a heart beat with a law like that.
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Postby Natty » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:23 am

Since 1974, when Turkey invaded Cyprus - many would say with some justification - and the island was divided by a UN Green Line, the Greek south and the Turkish north have gone their separate ways.


Justification? How can you justify an Invasion where, through violence and murder, people were forced to leave their ancestral homes and are still kept from returning to this day? :?

And if he truly understood the History of the Island, he would be aware that historically there is no such thing as the 'Turkish north' and 'Greek south'...
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Postby Nikitas » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:14 am

"This was the haunt of British Army officers and diplomats during the Eoka terrorist uprisings in the 50s and 60s "

Asshole who wrote this does not even know his/her own history. The EOKA campaign against the British in the 60s!!!
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Postby humanist » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:22 am

what do the british or the turks know about anything really :):):):):):):):)
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Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:24 am

humanist wrote:what do the british or the turks know about anything really :):):):):):):):)


Hellenic arrogance raises its head again. I don't know whether to laugh or cry!
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