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Cyprus president plans to lift casino ban

Nicos Anastasiades risks Orthodox Christian Church's wrath in gamble to revive broken economy.

Last Modified: 01 Apr 2013 20:51
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The President of Cyprus says that he intends to end a ban on casinos in the south of the country, in an attempt to boost the economy.

The proposal is part of Nicos Anastasiades's 12-point growth plan for the troubled Eurozone state.

Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports.

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