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The revised Gaming Bill will be tabled in Parliament next week, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe confirmed yesterday.
However, Wilchcombe said the government has still not decided on the rate of taxation for web shops or the number of web shop licenses that will be approved.
"We're completing all the work on it right now and we're going to bring it to
Parliament when it next meets," he told The N...
The government filed an appearance in connection with an injunction granted to web shop owners earlier this month. It was the first action taken by the government since seven web shops were granted an injunction on January 30, two days after a majority of Bahamians voted no to the...
I read with great interest the dialogue in the media between Alfred Sears and Pastor Myles Munroe. Munroe replied to Sears' rebuttal but I thought he was too easy on him.
First of all, web shops are illegal but hotel casinos are legal. To compare the two is like comparing orange and grape fruit.
The reason why the new Casino Bill has not been passed is because legislators have also co...
Web shop operators have slashed their winnings in the wake of Monday's failed referendum. The winning of $950 on a $1 online bet has been cut to $800, The Nassau Guardian understands.
And winners will now get $700 as opposed to $900 for a win on a $1 ticket bought in a store.
Citizens For Justice, headed by Bishop Walter S. Hanchell, is demanding answers concerning the blatant rejection of the will of the Bahamian people and failure by the government of the Bahamas and the police to aggressively enforce the gambling laws of the Bahamas.
"We would like to know why the will of the people is being frustrated. The gambling referendum was convincingly won in January by ...
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.
The Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) has won a major victory, albeit a Pyrrhic one, against the powerful numbers bosses and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government. Despite having a very deep war chest, the Vote Yes camp was unable to gain a yes vote on Referendum Day. Despite holding massive rallies featuring renown Bahamian artists and showering attendants with expensive gif...
While one observer has projected that it could be two years before the web shop regularization process is complete, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said he expects the process to wrap up in under a year.
The Gaming Bill was passed in the House of Assembly on Monday and is expected to be debated and passed in the Senate next week, Wilchcombe said.
However, he said that the process would not end t...
The Sir Lynden Pindling Foundation yesterday defended a decision to accept a luxury car from Island Luck web shop to raffle as part of its Legacy Ball, which will honor the memory of the late former Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling.
The Legacy Ball is a featured event listed on the 41st independence anniversary celebrations calender.
On Monday, Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe, who has respon...