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December 11, 2013
Acklins religious community opposes web shops on island

Religious and community leaders in Acklins have voiced their displeasure at the emergence of web shops on the island...

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No date in sight for web shop case
July 04, 2013
No date in sight for web shop case

More than five months after a gambling referendum failed, the substantive case on the matter has yet to be heard in the Supreme Court.

That trial is expected to determine whether web shops will be permitted to continue their gambling operations.

Attorney Wayne Munroe, who represents a group of web shops owners, said yesterday the Office of the Attorney General has yet to file a defense to hi...

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May 24, 2013
Web shops drop injunction appeal

A group of web shop owners has abandoned an appeal of Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett's refusal to grant an injunction in their case.
The injunction would have guaranteed their protection from police interference until a substantive case is heard.
Attorney Wayne Munroe, who represents the group, said he could not "credibly" make a case to the Court of Appeal that there is a need for an injunctio...

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April 24, 2013
The gaming dilemma

Dear Editor,
We have learned nothing from our past and have foolishly gone full circle back there. Back to the racism of not being able to do in our country what foreigners can. Bahamians get your heads out of the sand and march on these casinos en masse. Spin, spin, spin! If not, why not? What do you stand to lose at this point? You are about to be arrested any way for your casinos. May as ...

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May 15, 2013
Munroe sees silver lining in police action on web shops

After police conducted a search of several web shops in the East Bay Street area on Monday, attorney Wayne Munroe, who represents a group of web shop bosses, said yesterday that although his clients were annoyed by the action, it proved that police are not going to interfere with their operations while it is before the court.
"The one thing it does show is that legitimate business is carried on in...

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May 13, 2013
Web shop gaming 'not caught' by act

Attorney Wayne Munroe, who represents a group of web shop operators, claims that his clients' gaming operations, which consist of the 'Pick 3' and 'Pick 4' games, are not covered by the Lotteries and Gaming Act.
Munroe filed his clients' statement of claim in the Supreme Court recently.
"Insofar as persons access sites outside of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to place a wager on the outcome of t...

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April 30, 2013
Amid Controversy, Casinos Focused on Getting Bill Passed

Baha Mar Senior Vice President Robert Sands said yesterday that while local casinos expect a revenue increase if permanent residents and work permit holders are allowed to gamble in casinos, there was no specific target on how much additional revenue operators expect from this new category of players.

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April 29, 2013
Munroe: Web shop raids would be gamble for police

It would be a gamble for police to take any action on web shops while the matter is still before the courts, attorney Wayne Munroe has warned.
Munroe, who represents six web shops, was responding to statements made by Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade last week.
Greenslade warned web shop gamblers and operators to "obey the law" and stop gambling as police can turn up at "any time" to make...

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April 27, 2013
Island Luck could let go 25 percent of staff

Twenty-five percent of Island Luck's workforce, particularly on the Family Islands, could be let go as early as next week, CEO of Island Luck Sebas Bastian revealed yesterday.
Island Luck employs more than 500 people, according to Bastian.
As reported by The Nassau Guardian yesterday, layoffs are looming at web shops as business has slowed to a trickle in the months since the failed January 28 gam...

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April 26, 2013
New gaming bill called a 'shame and disgrace'

A prominent pastor has called the government's proposed Gaming Act a "shame and a disgrace".
Rev. Dr. Philip McPhee, of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, was referring to a bill that would allow local casino operators to facilitate online and mobile gambling.
"I think it is a shame and a disgrace to even [consider] passing that type of legislation without giving Bahamians the full opportunity to benefit...

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