The Bhutanese Community of Greater Cleveland (BCGC) held an awareness meeting on January 31st, 2019 at Hope Center, West Cleveland with the business owners of the community, BCGC board and advisory members. The business stakeholders among the Bhutanese Community felt the urgency to discuss on the dire consequences occur and would be occurring in the community by so-called an entertainment game “The King Of Treasure” or locally known as the “fish game”. This game was installed in most of the business operation venues by the Bhutanese entrepreneurs with a motive to entertainment but this didn’t merely become for what it was thought for. The entrepreneurs’ degree of realization at this time is something beyond a normal step. They take care of the community at large and would not want to degrade the great values of family bonding and the forthcoming devastation on the financial responsibility of the family member. It was also brought to the knowledge of all in the meeting that such kind of gaming is specifically targeted to the poor and needy community where there are high expectations which in turn individual may result to gambling addiction and domestic violence. If in case such a situation occurs, there are certain steps of counseling to be followed to overcome from such happenings.
Therefore, they unanimously came forward to the Bhutanese Community of Greater Cleveland and discussed on this very sensitive issue. They seek help from Bhutanese Community of Greater Cleveland to notify the community that they are no more going to have this game in their facilities. And as per the meeting conducted on January 31st, 2019 they are going to remove it from their business centers w.e.f February 1st, 2019.
Bhutanese Community of Greater Cleveland is so proud of such a wonderful step taken and want to thank the entrepreneurs for supporting the community so strongly. BCGC always strives for building the strong community.