Site process for casinos begins in Bermuda

Pettingill believes that they didn’t make the efforts to develop the industry in the country.
Pettingill believes that they didn’t make the efforts to develop the industry in the country.

The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission made the announcement as part of the efforts towards the introduction of Integrated Resort Casinos onto the Island.

Bermuda.- Richard Schuetz, the Executive Director of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission, announced that the process to find the sites for Integrated Resort Casinos in the island has begun and the Minister of Tourism and Development is authorised to grant a designated site order.

This process is part of an initiative from the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission to develop Integrated Resort Casinos in the island. The members of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission are Chairman Dunch, Deputy Chairman Garry Madeiros, and members Judith Hall-Bean, Dennis Tucker, and Derek Ramm.

The commission stated that “All owners of a parcel of land that desire to accommodate an Integrated Resort Casino, or existing tourist resorts that wish to be considered to be allowed to add a casino facility will need to have the owners of the subject land apply to be a Designated Site. The Application Form and Guidance Notes to the Application can be picked up at the Commission offices, or requested to be mailed by calling the Commission offices at [441] 400-2100. The Minister of Tourism and Development is authorized to grant a designated site order pursuant to the Casino Gaming Act of 2014 and the Casino Gaming [Designated Sites] Regulations 2016. Those documents can be found by going to the Bermuda Laws Online website, or can be collected from the Commission office.”

Alan Dunch, Chairman of the Commission, expressed, “We are pleased to begin this process of introducing Integrated Resort Casinos onto Bermuda to secure the public policy directives of the Gaming Act, which is to secure enhanced employment for Bermudians and increased investment onto the Island. We believe that a well-regulated commercial gaming experience will increase the tourism appeal of Bermuda, providing the Island with a common and expected amenity by the global tourist market.”