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Gaming legislation coming for Bermuda

Published: Saturday December 14, 2013 | 8:19 am Comments 0

The One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) government yesterday announced that it has scrapped plans to hold a national referendum on gaming in Bermuda and will move ahead with gaming legislation instead.

Premier Craig Cannonier had pledged to hold a referendum by next February.

However, he now says the matter will now be decided by the House of Assembly.

He says announcement of a schedule of events, including a public information and consultation campaign on the plan for gaming, will be announced soon.

Many hoteliers say the introduction of casinos is vital to reviving Bermuda's flagging tourism industry.

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