Baha Mar obtains gaming license

Baha Mar will be hosting a soft opening on April 21.

The upcoming Bahamas casino resort Baha Mar received a gaming license two weeks before its soft opening.

Bahamas.- Baha Mar has finally obtained the gaming license to be able to operate the casino in the Bahamas. The upcoming casino will be hosting a soft opening on April 21 with new slot machines worth US$20 million.

Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe confirmed on Tuesday that the Bahamas Gaming Board granted the documents to Baha Mar to be able to operate after an extensive intestigation. The public meeting where Sky Warrior Bahamas Ltd, a subsidiary of Baha Mar’s Hong Kong owner Chow Tai Fook, exposed its arguments was held on March 31.  Concerns around the number of people who will be present during the opening have been voiced, but Chow Tai’s Bahamas president Graeme Davis said that they would start booking reservations for the Grand Hyatt hotel a few days before the big day.

“You don’t open until the experience, your details are exceptional in every way. And if that means you open with 10 rooms, you open with 10 rooms,” he added. Last month, the company announced the appointments to lead the Executive Team at the upcoming casino: Alex W Pariente, Executive Vice President of Casino Operations and Marketing, and John Zaremba, the newest Vice President Casino Operations, will supervise the casino at Baha Mar, which will become the largest in the Caribbean once it open its doors and becomes fully functional.