The Caribbean country appointed a new gaming commissioner for a better regulation.
Grenada.- Oliver Joseph, Economic and Planning Affairs Minister, was appointed as the gaming commissioner of the country, after talks of wanting to regulate the gaming sector. His designation is part of a plan to stop underage gambling.
According to Jamaica Gleaner, Joseph said during a weekly Cabinet news conference that “the sector is right now unregulated” and that they will be bringing it under control. Keith Mitchell’s government knows about slots machines located in small shops, where minors are allowed to play without any type of restriction. “These one arm bandits as they are called can be found all over the place but now we are putting the structures in place to control that sector. We must bring some order into this gaming sector,” he added.
Grenada’s Parliament passed the Gaming Commission Bill back in May 2016. The Commission that will be also managed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police Franklin Redhead will be in charge of receiving applications for licenses, granting them, and suspend them if it’s necessary, among other things.