Princess Casino Receives Provisional License

September 29, 2017

The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission [BCGC] announced the “awarding of a provisional casino gaming license to Hamilton Princess Casino Limited, an integrated resort casino proposed at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.”

“On September 22, 2017, the Hamilton Princess Casino Limited presented its plans at a public presentation held at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute for a 9,500 square foot casino, including 14 gaming tables, nearly 200 slot machines and one automated roulette table to be housed in the space now occupied by the Harbourview ballroom,” the BCGC said.

Rendering of the planned casino at the Hamilton Princess

Hamilton Princess Casino boat Bermuda Sept 22 2017 (2)

“Bermuda’s legislation provides that within 30 days of the hearing, or such extended period, the Commission must notify the Hamilton Princess Casino Limited, in writing, of its decision. The Order granting the provisional license was made on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

“The next stage of the licensing process is the Suitability Phase, where all relevant entities and individuals are subjected to rigorous background investigations to address criminal, civil, and financial matters.

“This effort is designed to ensure that the operation involves people and entities that possess high levels of character, honesty and integrity.

Rendering of the planned casino at the Hamilton Princess

Hamilton Princess Casino boat Bermuda Sept 22 2017 (3)

“The provisional license was conditioned, and these conditions address a variety of issues including Bermudian employment and training, financial assistance to the Bermuda Police Service to mitigate issues including possible congestion around the casino, commitments regarding the topic of responsible gaming, and a multitude of additional topics.”

Richard Schuetz, Executive Director of the BCGC stated: “The Commission considered the application along a number of different dimensions, with the most important test being that the proposed resort would increase employment and investment in Bermuda, and enhance the tourism product.

“The Commission indicated that the application did pass this test and met the prevailing industry standards. The order was drafted accordingly.”

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  1. wahoo says:

    Cool. You know who gambles the most right? Same ones who gamble everyday but only tell you about winning once a month. I am all for it but I don’t gamble. If you tell a local he/she cannot go look out. Thank you plp for making this happen and creating jawbs. Hahaha! Judging by de election we got a lot of gamblers here-you know, de ones who only win once in a while.

    Just kidding!

    • Cremated the Economy First Time - Second time lucky says:

      Hey remember July 38 PLP32/oba.02

  2. King Jammys says:

    Two G’s down, one to go!


  3. Kathy says:

    I am sorry, but I am DEAD against gambling in Bermuda. It will only create more social issues. Don’t we have enough already. We need to:

    1. Ban Bermudians from entering
    2. 75% of proceeds should go towards education

    Let the foreigners gamble in the hotels and let them gamble on the cruise ships. We don’t need any more problems in our society. Anyone from the gaming commission take a walk down through Atlantic City, NJ lately?

    It brings more drugs, more prostitution, more crime to the immediate area. I am surprised the hotel hasn’t suggested itself to keep it only for foreigners. Do they want riff raff walking through their nice hotel?

    • Truths says:

      I agree Kathy. This will really tarnish the image of the hotel. I mean, imagine bringing the “Crown and Anchor” scene from Cup Match into the hotel. Not a good idea. I won’t be patronizing HP any more.

    • A Chap called Vanz says:


      So you want to discriminate against Bermudians. Are they the riff raff you refer to?

      “The foreigners?”

  4. J Morris says:

    I am really disappointed in hearing about the legalization of gambling in Bermuda. I always looked at Bermuda as the clean, classy, friendly island. It was never like the Caribbean islands. It was unique and the people were warm and welcoming. What a shame that the island and the Princess hotel have caved in. Very sad!

  5. A Chap called Vanz says:

    My biggest disappointment are the images of the proposed casino. Dull, dark and uninspiring. Completely the opposite of the colour palette of Bermuda.

    Maybe there is some psychology behind it. Remind people where they are and they might go outside and enjoy the beauty of the island instead.

  6. Spotty says:

    Yaw yaw. Whoop whoop ! Naw I. An retire eeriy!!

  7. Stewi Griffin says:

    Alright casinos. That means strip clubs next on the list..Can’t wait..