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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: Mapp Named Casino Commission Chair

Video: Mapp Named Casino Commission Chair

[Updated] Cheryl-Ann Mapp was announced as the new Chairperson of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission at a press conference this afternoon [Nov 21].Ms Mapp will replace Alan Dunch, who was appointed in 2015, and announced earlier this month that he will resign following the next monthly meeting of the Commission on December 6th. The press conference... 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

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

Princess Casino Receives Provisional License

Princess Casino Receives Provisional License

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... Read more of this article

Photos: Hamilton Princess Unveils Casino Plans

Photos: Hamilton Princess Unveils Casino Plans

Hamilton Princess Casino Limited today unveiled their plans for Bermuda’s first casino in a public hearing at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. “The plans are subject to approval by the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission and the company being granted a casino license,” the company noted. “The casino will consist of a main... Read more of this article

‘Century Casinos’ Submits Joint Application

‘Century Casinos’ Submits Joint Application

Century Casinos announced that it has jointly submitted a license application for a casino at the Hamilton Princess, saying the proposed casino will have approximately 12,000 square feet of gaming space with 17 gaming tables, 200 slot machines, an automated roulette machine on its main casino floor and more. This follows after last month’s announcement... Read more of this article

Casino Commission Director Schuetz Resigns

Casino Commission Director Schuetz Resigns

The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission, a body appointed to regulate, manage and safeguard the Island’s emerging gaming industry, has announced that Executive Director Richard Schuetz has resigned from his post for “personal and professional reasons.” Mr. Schuetz will continue to serve in his position through the end of the year and assist... Read more of this article

Contingent Returns From Gambling Conference

Contingent Returns From Gambling Conference

A team of six Bermudians, including Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission’s [BCGC] Problem and Responsible Gaming Director Roger Trott and Commissioner Judith Hall Bean, recently returned to the Island after an “enlightening and informational” four day conference in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Trott and Ms. Hall Bean joined with four other local treatment... Read more of this article