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Column: Michael Dunkley On Casino Gaming

Column: Michael Dunkley On Casino Gaming

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Dunkley] On March 1st 2019, Minister Dickinson provided the House of Assembly with a statement “Update on the Work of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission.” I was naturally interested in this update as gaming is an amenity which can benefit our hospitality industry and Bermuda. In addition, there has been an... Read more of this article

Leah Scott: What Is The Gaming Board Doing?

Leah Scott: What Is The Gaming Board Doing?

“According to the Official Gazette the Government has announced the Board of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission – but with no prospect of gaming soon, what is it doing,” Deputy OBA Leader Leah Scott asked today. Ms Scott said, “What are they being paid to be board members? What is their mandate now? Are they taking instructions direct... Read more of this article

Update On Work Of Casino Gaming Commission

Update On Work Of Casino Gaming Commission

The Government intends to transfer regulation of the betting industry to the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission and will provide a $500,000 grant to cover some of the operational cost of the Commission in the 2019/20 fiscal year, and the Commission has engaged in discussions with three local banks and is working to recruit an Executive Director. This... Read more of this article

OBA: Progress of Casino Commission At A Halt

OBA: Progress of Casino Commission At A Halt

[Updated] “The progress of the Casino Gaming Commission has ground to a halt – yielding neither jobs for Bermudians or revenue for our debt-stricken economy,” OBA Senate spokesperson for Tourism and Transport Dwayne Robinson said. Senator Robinson said, “The Commission has been riddled with high profile resignations, with the most recent being... Read more of this article

Casino Gaming Commission Annual Report

Casino Gaming Commission Annual Report

The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission is “temporarily economically dependent” upon the Government and received a $3.76 million grant, and the Government has “now advised the Commission to seek commercial funding going forward.” This was stated in the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Annual Report for the period spanning September... Read more of this article

Casino Commission Contracts: $50K Or More

Casino Commission Contracts: $50K Or More

The latest official notices detail some of the expenses of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission, with the notices, published pursuant to PATI requirements, providing information on contracts valued at $50,000 or more. Some of those listed include $533,134.30 for Conyers Dill & Pearman, $65,892.44 for Wakefield Quin, as well as payments to entities... Read more of this article

Dunkley & Minister Simmons On Gaming Delays

Dunkley & Minister Simmons On Gaming Delays

The delays regarding gaming were discussed in the House on Friday, with Shadow Minister Michael Dunkley saying that “time has raced on and it seems as if nothing, or very little, has taken place,” and asking about a replacement Director for the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission, while Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons... Read more of this article

Casino Gaming Commission vs Richard Schuetz

Casino Gaming Commission vs Richard Schuetz

It appears that the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission is involved in some form of legal action related to their former Executive Director Richard Schuetz, as the initial version of today’s Civil and Commercial Court schedule listed ‘Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission vs Richard Schuetz’ as due to be heard in Chambers this afternoon. The... Read more of this article

Minister Updates: Casino Regulations Progress

Minister Updates: Casino Regulations Progress

Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons provided an update on the drafting progress of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Regulations, noting that casino gaming “cannot move forward without the enactment of a casino gaming operational framework.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Mar 5], Minister Simmons said, “The... Read more of this article

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

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