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Gambling in The Bahamas

The topic of Gambling or Gaming has been splashed in numerous headlines in The  Bahamas recently such as Referendum is unclear, forced and flawed, and Mixed Views on Gambling Referendum and the referendum has been postponed to the 28th January, 2013 when it is hoped that the referendum adequately captures the voice of the people on the subject. The referendum will pose two questions to the Bahamian people at large, “Do you support the regulation and taxation of web shop Gaming and do you support the establishment of a National Lottery?” No one can dispute that Gaming in The Bahamas is a vice that needs to be curbed, that presently a number of illegal number houses operate openly, seemingly without restriction and without frequent harsh sanctions imposed. Despite the present status quo, surprisingly, Gaming in The Bahamas is regulated by the
Lotteries and Gaming Act, Chapter 387, which by its long title is an Act to regulate Lotteries and Gaming and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. More…