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September 06, 2014
Web shops 'getting ready' for regulated market, despite concerns

While some web shop owners are "not happy" with some aspects of the 2014 Gaming Bill and the accompanying regulations, attorney Wayne Munroe said they are already engaged in the process of readying their businesses for regulation.
Among the sections of the bill that web shop bosses do not support are the ones that deal with the discriminatory elements and the disproportionate tax rates between web...

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June 28, 2014
Munroe: Temporary closure of web shops would be harmful

Attorney Wayne Munroe, who represents a group of web shop owners, said he does not see the logic in closing down web shops for a period of time before they are regularized as it would hurt web shop employees.
"It doesn't make sense from a point of view that, when you close, you terminate people and you have to pay them all their severance packages," said Munroe when contacted for comment.
"Then if...

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June 16, 2014
Minister: 'No doubt' web shops can meet standards

The minister with responsibility for gaming has stated that there is no reason to doubt web shops can meet strict international standards, while adding that any financial services products offered by such establishments are "not what we are seeking to regularize".
Obie Wilchcombe told Guardian Business that anyone who suggests that there are questions about whether web shops can meet strict intern...

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April 09, 2013
JUST IN: Chief justice lifts injuction protecting web shops

Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnette just lifted the order stopping police from arresting persons in web shops. The injunction that prevented law enforcement officers taking action against web shop gaming operators, was enforced shortly after the Bahamas voted against legalalising and taxing the industry.

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June 30, 2014
Off limits

The government will in a few days bring a new Gaming Bill to Parliament.
It would continue existing discrimination that prevents Bahamians ordinarily resident in The Bahamas, permanent residents and work permit holders from gambling in casinos.
But for the first time, this group would be known as "domestic players". They would be permitted to legally gamble in web shops.
In coming up with the new...

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January 21, 2013
Horses Enter the Race

Now that both the Free National Movement (FNM) and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) have quit pretending that they're not taking sides in the upcoming gambling referendum, perhaps there can now be an honest discussion of exactly what's at stake next Monday.

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January 13, 2014
Strong support for web shops

Almost one year after the January 28 gambling referendum, a new scientific poll shows strong support for the legalization of web shops in The Bahamas.
The survey, conducted by Public Domain, a local market research and public opinion polling company, comes as the government and the church continue to lock horns over the prickly issue of regulating the numbers industry.
Respondents were asked wheth...

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Web Shop Fight Heads To Court
January 30, 2013
Web Shop Fight Heads To Court

Attorney Wayne Munroe will this morning seek an injunction from a Supreme Court judge on behalf of a group of web shop owners to block the shutdown of their industry.

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November 07, 2012
Bahamians must stop govt from playing games with the game of chance

Dear Editor,

Prime Minister Perry Christie Tuesday finally confirmed what I and other informed, discerning Bahamians already knew from day one - there is no actual U.K. consultant report on gambling in The Bahamas; the report Christie told Parliament and the country would be a basis for his government deciding what question(s) would ultimately appear on the December 3 referendum ballot on web sho...

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Web shop transition extended - without a new deadline
June 22, 2015
Web shop transition extended - without a new deadline

THE government has extended the web shop industry's transition period until an unspecified date, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe confirmed yesterday.

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