Published On: Mon, Jun 19th, 2017

Jamaica set to legalize online gambling

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online gambling2Jamaica is looking seriously at the possibility of pushing ahead with legalising online gambling with the The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) saying they would like to fast-track legislation to introduce online gambling.

The Director of Information and Communication Technology at the BGLC, Carole Martinez-Johnson, said the Commission is currently reviewing proposals from licensees, which will be processed as quickly as possible.

Executive Director of the BGLC, Vitus Evans, said recently that the online gaming is a lucrative industry, valued at US$39.9 billion in 2015.

The Minister of Finance and Public Service for Jamaica Audley Shaw indicated that the Jamaican government had already started to set up licensing procedures for operators to apply to offer their services in Jamaica. The government had also been in discussions with major investors to push the process along event faster.

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