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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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April 25, 2013
New Gaming Bill Revealed

The government has drafted a proposed Gaming Act that would allow local casino operators to facilitate online and mobile gambling. While casino operators will benefit from the new law, local web shop operators are angered that their only possible option to keep from going out of business may be...

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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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April 18, 2013
Police free to act on web shops

Courts in The Bahamas have no authority to block police from taking action if they deem anyone is carrying out an illegal activity, Court of Appeal President Anita Allen said yesterday.
Allen made the statement before the appellate court rejected a bid by two prominent attorneys to stay a recent ruling of Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett as it relates to web shops.
Sir Michael lifted a conservato...

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April 11, 2013
Lawyers file web shop appeals

Attorneys representing web shop operators have appealed Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett's decision to discharge a conservatory order that had protected their clients' operations from police interference.
They charged in their appeals filed on Tuesday that he erred in his judgement.
Attorney Wayne Munroe also filed a request for a stay of execution of Sir Michael's ruling pending the determinatio...

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April 10, 2013
Web shops in limbo

Sir Michael said, "This is not a proper case for the court to exercise its discretion to restrain the police from discharging their duties as they consider it proper to do."
The Office of the Attorney General had asked the court to discharge the conservatory order granted by Isaacs.
Attorneys representing a group of web shop operators were seeking to have that order extended until the court rules ...

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April 04, 2013
Another Web Shop Seeks Court Protection

As seven web shops await Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett's decision on whether to extend a conservatory order that prevents police from shutting down their gaming operations, another web shop is seeking similar protection. Attorney Derek Ryan, who represents Bahama Dreams, said the web...

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