Premier & Minister Meet St. Regis Owners

January 29, 2023

“The St. Regis Hotel is a valuable addition to Bermuda’s tourism product and the Government enjoys a constructive working relationship with the owners,” said the Minister of Tourism, Vance Campbell following a meeting with the hotel’s owners and a representative of their proposed casino operator on Friday.

Minister Campbell said, “The St. Regis team had met earlier that day with the Bermuda Gaming Commission and in addition to an overview of that discussion, it was an opportunity to hear from them on the hotel’s operations and some additional thoughts on the coming season.”

Premier Burt, Minister Campbell and the St. Regis owners Bermuda Jan 29 2023

Premier David Burt was also in the meeting and said, “I continue to be impressed by the commitment of St. Regis to introducing a casino at the hotel and our discussion examined legislative and practical ways to achieve that shared goal. The idle and irresponsible media speculation around gaming has failed to change the owner’s positive outlook for a casino at the property.”

A Government spokesperson confirmed that the day’s meetings were described as “frank and extremely useful”.

The Premier concluded, “It is ridiculous to suggest that the Government has not invested time and effort into achieving gaming for Bermuda. We have met with banks, worked with hoteliers, responding positively to the economic realities of the pandemic, compounded by the delays in gaming licensing, and conferred with the Commission’s executive team on striking the necessary balance between encouraging gaming and doing so with an appropriate regulatory regime.

“In all this we have been determined to understand and act on issues that have delayed gaming for Bermuda. With the renewed commitment to a casino we heard from St. Regis and their casino operator, those efforts will continue as we collaborate with all parties to deliver on this economic imperative for Bermuda.”

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  1. Rubbish says:

    Mr B just don’t get it he and some cronies are the reason. There seems to be no independence for the commission especially when the govt can hire and fire the commissioner at their will. The govt and ministers are to close

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      The PLP Government did that on purpose. In this way, they can tell the general electorate that they have “invested time and effort into achieving gaming for Bermuda”, whilst at the same time telling their core constituents that there is no gaming in Bermuda and nothing to worry about.

  2. Ringmaster says:

    The photo shows where the problem is. Government should not be involved. The Gaming Commission needs to be totally independent. Until it is, there will be no casinos, and since they will never be independent under the PLP it should be shut down, along with the BTA.

    • Gwan says:

      Am I the only one that thought it was odd that the newly appointed head of the Gaming Commission, Ms. Smith was not in attendance.

  3. kevin says:

    The plp have done little to nothing to assist the St Regis and st georges to be blunt they have virtually done nothing to help Bermuda burt and his clowns only want to win elections and keep paying off his Friends and family

  4. Sandgrownan says:

    These idiots just don’t get it. The problem is that Burt and Campbell are on the room.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      The problem is the political interference with the Gaming Commission

  5. Dunch should have been left says:

    To complete the job with hands off from the Govt who can’t seem to complete anything
    …gang violence
    …the deficit
    … meeting work stoppage by the BIU
    … Belco
    … the St. David’s issue and more…sounds like a platform of failures
    All signs of old fashioned bad leadership with a common thread. Dunch would have had it done.