Minister Updates On Gambling Town Halls

February 13, 2014

Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell provided an update on the town hall meetings that will be held to discuss Integrated Resort Casino gaming in Bermuda.

A meeting that had been planned for Thursday, February 6th was postponed due to industrial action. This meeting will now take place on Wednesday, February 19th at Pier 6, Front Street, Hamilton from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition, a planned young professionals open microphone meeting has been canceled and will now be hosted by the Future Bermuda Alliance.

The remaining town hall meetings will be as follows:

  • Thursday, February 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. James Church Hall, Sandys
  • Wednesday, February 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pier 6 (lower level), Front Street, Hamilton

Minister Crockwell said: “In addition to these town hall meetings, and events put on by the Future Bermuda Alliance, we will also meet with representatives of social services organizations to discuss how we intend to mitigate social risks.

“I encourage anyone with any questions or concerns about gaming in Bermuda to attend one of these meetings so that they can learn more about what the Government proposes and how the introduction of Integrated Resorts Casinos in Bermuda will provide opportunities and jobs for Bermudians.”

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  1. Referendum Petition says:

    If you have not sign the petition as of yet, Volunteers will be present at these meetings to collect signatures calling on the government to give us “The Referendum promised on gaming”

  2. Kangoocar says:

    Thanks for the heads up, now I will look out for those holding those petitions and totally ignore them.

  3. Signing says:

    Great you are coming up to the West, I will find you to sign. We were wondering when the petition was going to reach the West. My granny will sign too.

  4. Watching closely says:

    As a Government Minister giving an update on behalf of the Government, their should be caution used when mentioning events being put on by groups affiliated with the OBA Party. The Government has the responsibility of leading the education and public discussion on this issue, not the party. The mention of the actions of the Future Bermuda Alliance has no place in a Ministerial update. By the Minister encouraging people to attend a meeting lead and sponsored by an affiliate of the OBA Party he is effectively asking the public to support a party event.