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Senate Passes Casino Gaming Amendment

Senate Passes Casino Gaming Amendment

The Casino Gaming Amendment Bill 2017 was passed in the Senate yesterday, with the Bill “intended to give the Minister responsible for the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission the ability to provide from time to time and in consultation with the Commission, written general direction to the Commission that is deemed to be in the public interest.” The... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Senators Voting On Multiple Bills

Live Updates: Senators Voting On Multiple Bills

[Updating] The Senate is in session today [Dec 13], and a number of Bills are listed on the official Order of Business, including the Domestic Partnerships Act, the Casino Gaming Amendment, and the Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill. All three Bills have already passed in the House and now head to the 11-member Senate, where the five Government Senators,... Read more of this article

OBA: No To DPA & Casino, Yes Decriminalisation

OBA: No To DPA & Casino, Yes Decriminalisation

The One Bermuda Alliance confirmed their Senators plan to vote against the Domestic Partnerships Act and Casino Gaming Amendment, while planning to support the Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill. All three Bills have already passed in the House and now head to the 11-member Senate, where the five Government Senators, three Opposition Senators and three... Read more of this article

Michael Dunkley: Casino Bill Is A “Bad Move”

Michael Dunkley: Casino Bill Is A “Bad Move”

“The future for gaming looks bleak especially with the passage of the Casino Gaming Amendment Act 2017,” Michael Dunkley said, adding that “it’s a wrong move, it’s a bad move and it will backfire.” MPs Pass Casino Gaming Amendment Bill The Casino Gaming Amendment Bill 2017 passed in the House of Assembly on Friday, with... Read more of this article

MPs Pass Casino Gaming Amendment Bill

MPs Pass Casino Gaming Amendment Bill

The Casino Gaming Amendment Bill 2017 passed in the House of Assembly today [Dec 8] by a vote of 17 – 12, with Minister of Tourism & Economic Development Jamahl Simmons proposing amendments to the Bill before it was passed. The amendments to the Bill were to make clear that any direction be provided only in written form to insure that there... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: Interview With Alan Dunch

Live Video Replay: Interview With Alan Dunch

Outgoing Bermuda Casino Commission Chairperson Alan Dunch sat down with Bernews this morning [Nov 23] for a live interview, speaking with veteran journalist Jeremy Deacon.Mr Dunch issued formal notice of his intention to “resign as a member of the Commission, such resignation to take effect immediately upon the conclusion of the next scheduled... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Minister Jamahl Simmons

Video: Interview With Minister Jamahl Simmons

The America’s Cup, the Casino Gaming Amendment Act, the resignation of Alan Dunch, the Bermuda Event Authority, and economic diversification were some of the topics discussed by Economic Development and Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons as he sat down with Bernews for a live interview on our Facebook page.Legislation When asked by guest interviewer... Read more of this article

Dunch Resigns As Casino Commission Chairman

Dunch Resigns As Casino Commission Chairman

Alan Dunch will be resigning from his position as Chairman of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission he has confirmed, while Minister Simmons confirmed he has “accepted the resignation of Mr. Alan Dunch” and “will announce his successor early next week.” This follows after the Casino Gaming Amendment was tabled in the House last Friday,... Read more of this article

Dunch: ‘Potentially Sad & Backward Mis-step’

Dunch: ‘Potentially Sad & Backward Mis-step’

[Updated] The tabling of the Casino Gaming Amendment Act 2017 was a “potentially sad and seriously backward mis-step,” Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Chairman Alan Dunch said, adding that it “would be ill advised and most unfortunate if the proposed amendments were to be passed by Parliament.” Casino Gaming Amendment Tabled On... Read more of this article

Minister: Gaming Bill Brings Island ‘In Alignment’

Minister: Gaming Bill Brings Island ‘In Alignment’

“It is unfortunate that there remains individuals committed to dragging Bermuda’s reputation through the mud,” Minister of Economics Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons said, adding that the Casino Gaming Amendment tabled “brings Bermuda in alignment with other jurisdictions.” Casino Gaming Amendment Tabled On Friday,... Read more of this article

MP Scott: ‘Move Raises Grave Ethical Concerns’

MP Scott: ‘Move Raises Grave Ethical Concerns’

“This latest move by the Minister raises grave ethical concerns,” OBA MP Leah Scott said after the Gaming Amendment was tabled in Parliament, adding that it is “one that does not bode well for the future of the gaming industry.” Casino Gaming Amendment Tabled On Friday, a Casino Gaming Amendment was tabled in the House which... Read more of this article

Casino Gaming Amendment Tabled In The House

Casino Gaming Amendment Tabled In The House

A Casino Gaming Amendment was tabled in the House which will “allow the Government to give policy direction to the Casino Gaming Commission and will allow the Minster to remove members of the commission who do not follow legal directions issued by the Government,” Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons said. The Minister... Read more of this article