Commencement Of Site Process For Casinos

March 15, 2016

Richard Schuetz, Executive Director of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission, announced the commencement of the Designated Site Process towards the introduction of Integrated Resort Casinos onto the Island.

“All owners of a parcel of land that desire to accommodate an Integrated Resort Casino, or existing tourist resorts that wish to be considered to be allowed to add a casino facility will need to have the owners of the subject land apply to be a Designated Site,” the Commission said.

“The Application Form and Guidance Notes to the Application can be picked up at the Commission offices, or requested to be mailed by calling the Commission offices at [441] 400-2100.

“The Minister of Tourism and Development is authorized to grant a designated site order pursuant to the Casino Gaming Act of 2014 and the Casino Gaming [Designated Sites] Regulations 2016. Those documents can be found by going to the Bermuda Laws Online website, or can be collected from the Commission office.”

Alan Dunch, Chairman of the Commission, said, “We are pleased to begin this process of introducing Integrated Resort Casinos onto Bermuda to secure the public policy directives of the Gaming Act, which is to secure enhanced employment for Bermudians and increased investment onto the Island.

“We believe that a well-regulated commercial gaming experience will increase the tourism appeal of Bermuda, providing the Island with a common and expected amenity by the global tourist market.”

The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission is comprised by Chairman Dunch, Deputy Chairman Garry Madeiros, and members Judith Hall-Bean, Dennis Tucker, and Derek Ramm.

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  1. Frank says:

    Great news!

  2. clearasmud says:

    The minister has said on more than one occasion that he would not be involved in the granting of casino licenses but now we see that he has to grant a designation to a site before there can be a license. No site designation then no license so clearly he is playing a role in who gets a license.

    • Jiggs Bda says:

      Just like the Governor signs laws but doesn’t draft them.

      It is granted on the recommendation of the commission.

      It all comes down to due process and the rule of law.

  3. I can fix you…*”coldplay”.

  4. rodney smith says:

    We were sold a bag of goods. We were told three licenses will be given out. Now, within those three licenses, we could have many sites. It was not sold to us like this at first. I will question both the minister and the government, as to why it was put to us in this manner ?