Bermuda Government to Review Gambling Laws

27 October 2008

Government officials in Bermuda have confirmed that they could change gambling laws on the island, which might allow a national lottery and hotel casinos, according to the Bermuda Sun.

Ewart Brown, the premier of Bermuda, said the government and the Bermuda Hotel Association are working with consultants to conduct a study investigating the social and economic impact new laws could bring.

“I am well aware of the strong feelings about gaming that are prevalent in the community,” Mr. Brown was quoted by the paper as saying. “The aim of this feasibility study is to openly and fully address all aspects of this issue so that we make decisions based on facts.”