Guam lawmakers to ban all gambling activity

Jul 1, 2013 6:02 PM

Lawmakers in Guam want to ban all gambling activity, but only after enough revenue is generated to pay off the debt of its financially-troubled public hospital.

The island’s Pacific Daily News reported the Guam Senate unanimously approved a bill that allows gambling to continue but only until the debt for the Guam Memorial Hospital is paid.

If the bill is signed by Gov. Eddie Calvo, gambling will end once a roughly $18 million vendor debt is repaid.

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