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Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission gets tough on operators

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 5:58 PM

Operators of gaming establishments in Jamaica are on notice that the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) is renewing efforts to bring licensees into compliance.

 The Commission say in recent weeks it has seized 49 gaming machines and has successfully taken legal action to recover $3 million in outstanding fees from one operator.
 
It says when licensees become delinquent a series of punitive measures are taken to bring them into compliance.

However, it says sometimes these efforts are in vain and it has to move on to more drastic measures to gain the cooperation of licensees.

The Commission also says it routinely issues advisories to remind licencees of the respective requirements and upcoming deadlines.

Most recently the Commission has reminded licensees whose initial application was filed five or more years ago to update their status by April 1.