Despite government plans to increase penalties for engaging in illegal gambling, the bill has been stalled.
Cayman Islands.- The government of the Cayman Islands was expected to review the Gambling Amendment Bill, 2018, that seeks to increase the penalties for engaging in acts of illegal gambling. However, the draft law never made it to the other paper of the Legislative Assembly for debate.
Officials have revealed that other provisions in the current laws, as well as the penalties, are set to be reviewed. Attorney General Samuel Bulgin said in a release from the Government Information Services that the government is taking its time to further review the existing provisions.
The current Gambling Law and its provisions will remain in full effect until the government completes the additional review and brings it before parliament.
The draft bill proposed that fines for use and ownership of premises for gambling, publication of lottery numbers and the use of money from gambling activities would increase from €350 to more than €8k, while maximum prison sentence would increase from one to three years.