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Poll: 53.4% In Favour Of Casino Gambling

Poll: 53.4% In Favour Of Casino Gambling

According to a recent poll released by Profiles of Bermuda, 53.4% of voters are in favour of casino gambling; an increase from the 2012 survey which showed 45.6% supported it. In releasing the poll, the company said: “Support for casino gambling has slowly but steadily increased since 2012 and is now at the point where it is significantly supported... Read more of this article

Two More Appointments To Gaming Commission

Two More Appointments To Gaming Commission

The remaining two appointments on the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission are Ms. Judith Hall-Bean and Mr. Derek Ramm, Minister of Tourism Shawn Crockwell said in the House of Assembly on Friday [May 15]. Minister Crockwell said, “In December of last year, Parliament approved the Casino Gaming Act 2014. This Act makes provision for the creation... Read more of this article

Minister Names Three Gaming Commissioners

Minister Names Three Gaming Commissioners

Alan Dunch, Garry Madeiros and Denis Tucker are the designate Gaming Commissioners, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell said today [Feb 11]. “There are still two remaining appointments to be made, but in the interest of getting the Commission up and running as soon as possible so that we can expedite the introduction... Read more of this article

Casino Gaming Act 2014 Passes In The Senate

Casino Gaming Act 2014 Passes In The Senate

Senators passed the Casino Gaming Act 2014 yesterday [Dec 17], with the legislation paving the way for casinos in Bermuda. Having already been approved by MPs in the House of Assembly, the Governor must now provide his assent before the Act officially becomes the law. The Act creates provisions for a maximum of three casino licences to be given in Bermuda,... Read more of this article

MPs Pass Casino Bill In House Of Assembly

MPs Pass Casino Bill In House Of Assembly

After a debate that started yesterday afternoon and continued into the early hours of this morning [Dec 13], MPs passed the Casino Gaming Act 2014 in the House of Assembly, paving the way for casinos in Bermuda. The Act now goes to the Senate, where it should be debated this coming Monday [Dec 15], after which it must receive the Governor’s assent... Read more of this article

PLP To Host Town Hall Meeting On Gaming

PLP To Host Town Hall Meeting On Gaming

[Updated] The PLP’s Constituency 33 Branch will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on gaming on Thursday [Dec 11] starting at 7.00pm  at the Somers Isles Lodge. The PLP said, “This meeting is intended to inform Constituency 33 voters of the contents of the Government’s Gaming Bill and to gain constituents’ perspective on this critical... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: Starling On Casino Gaming Act

Opinion Column: Starling On Casino Gaming Act

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] The Government tabled the Casino Gambling Act 2014 last Friday, November 28th. It is a 117 page act, and has been tabled with the explicit purpose of being passed by parliament before Christmas. The OBA was not elected to introduce casino gambling. Rather, they were explicitly elected – as regards casino... Read more of this article

117-Page Casino Gaming Act Tabled In House

117-Page Casino Gaming Act Tabled In House

Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell tabled the Casino Gaming Act 2014 in the House of Assembly on Friday [Nov 28], with the 117-page document seeking to pave the way to legalise casino gaming in Bermuda. Approximately one year ago, the Government announced that they would not hold a referendum on gambling as was initially planned, with the matter to be... Read more of this article

Minister’s Trip To Gaming Expo Cost $4,260.07

Minister’s Trip To Gaming Expo Cost $4,260.07

According to the latest listing on the Government’s travel webpage, a trip by Minister of Tourism Development & Transport Shawn Crockwell and his Permanent Secretary to a Gaming Expo in Las Vegas cost $4,260.07. The trip took place from Sunday, September 28, 2014 to Thursday, October 02, 2014, and the listing on the webpage said, “The... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Paradise Games Ribbon Cutting

Photos/Video: Paradise Games Ribbon Cutting

Paradise Games held their official ribbon cutting on Friday, with the owners, friends and supporters all gathering to officially open the Court Street betting shop. Those present included the owners of the business, Opposition Leader Marc Bean and his wife Simone Smith-Bean, Bahamian Craig Flowers, as well as Mayor Graeme Outerbridge, Deputy Mayor Donal... Read more of this article

Gaming Bill Will Not Be Tabled This Session

Gaming Bill Will Not Be Tabled This Session

The Bill related to the establishment of legalized casino gaming will not be tabled during this session, Minister of Tourism Development & Transport Shawn Crockwell said in the House of Assembly today [July 18]. In providing an update on the progress that has been made on the Gaming legislation, the Minister said the  ”enabling legislation... Read more of this article

Man Denies Trying To Dishonestly Obtain $25K

Man Denies Trying To Dishonestly Obtain $25K

In Magistrates Court today [June 20], a 25 year old man denied trying to dishonestly obtain $25,000 cash from Sea Horses Betting Shop in April 2014. Dashae Simons pleaded not guilty to creating a false instrument in the form of a Sea Horses betting shop slip; using that false instrument to induce a cashier at Sea Horses to give him cash; and attempting... Read more of this article

Opinion: Starling On Casino Gaming Poll Results

Opinion: Starling On Casino Gaming Poll Results

While the poll results will no doubt be taken as evidence as support for the Government’s decision to go back on its election promise of a referendum on casino gambling, it’s important to note that:- (a) The figures are very slight when one takes into account the margin of error; and - (b) We’ve yet to have a full discussion of the... Read more of this article