Everything indicates that a large part of tourism in Bangladesh is due to illegal casinos. After being questioned two of its great officials. After making known this clandestine operation of 60 casinos and some casino in Dhaka, there was strongrepression against these illegal establishments.
The Minister of Finance, Mustafa Kamal, and the secretary of the Ministry of Tourism Mohibul Haque are the two officials, locked in a public duel, to give their statements in this regard. Although for some people, a casino in a developing country like Bangladesh is not convenient,Mohibul Haque was in favor of this legalization for foreigners from Bangladesh.
He set Malaysia as an example since this Muslim country has several casinos that are used by foreigners, as long as they present their passports. Therefore, part of the idea is to offer this type of facility to tourists, only in the exclusive areas.
With these statements, Mustafa Kamal differs from his part, who points out that although foreign casinos are legal, in his country, as well as other forms of existing games, they are illegal. The reason why these types of activities are illegal and their legitimacy is unacceptable, through the enactment of laws.
The problem is not so much for the casino itself since it offers games of chance. What worries, are the financial and legal aspects, and if it can interfere in the culture of Bangladesh. Although true, this country needs a master plan so that it can get out of the stagnant situation, and it needs to get a reliable entrance for tourism.
But instead of leaning towards this idea of casinos, the Ministry of Tourism prefers to focus on the construction of an amusement park and luxury hotels. Data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), suggest that 10% of jobs around the world are generated thanks to tourism.
Casinos are a way of seeing a feasible way to develop tourism in the city. It is for this reason that the tourism secretary has proposed, apart from the creation of hotels and other buildings, the inclusion of planet 7 oz casinos. But it is an idea that can only be formed in exclusive areas, since it is unknown, how the locals digest this.
The reason, it is very evident, most of the times they seek to explore new ways to attract foreigners, the projects have impacted the environment, a disorder is created in the community, or the locals resist these projects for fear of major inconvenience. So the main fear is if this time, this process will be the same or different.
Another issue that must be taken into account is the idea that casinos are only for foreigners, thus promoting racial segregation, and worse, from the institution. Nobody wants the same thing to happen in British India, where there are signs that say that Indians and dogs are not allowed.
For the nationalist revolutionaries, these types of behaviors are to keep the natives away, so they have reacted by attacking any of these clubs, to show their disagreement. It is not knownexactly how true it is that in Malaysian casinos, they only allow foreigners to enter, but if so, it is not a good example to be taken.
Tourism and employment is the main theme for World Tourism Day. In this way, they seek to direct political attention to job creation through the development of tourism. In Bangladesh, it seeks to create an almost perfect infrastructure so that all tourists can enjoy but have left out other important aspects for the community.
The main concern is that the leaders,instead of worrying about the integrity of the culture, the environment, and security, are waiting to attract foreigners to Bangladesh through the media.
The associate professor in the area of anthropology, at the University of Dhaka, wrote an article, which in August was published by The Daily Star. He highlightshow the government uses images of the mountains and of the indigenous people who occupy them to promote and show the diversity that exists in the country.
And it emphasizes this issue since the government uses this type of information for its convenience, but when defending identity, they disappear. The dilemma is whether tourism can be promoted by hiding the reality that local communities go through since they will be the first to perceive the good or bad of each action promoted by the government.