Jamaica plans to move forward quickly with a bill to regulate online gambling and will complete the merger of its casino, betting and racing commissions before the end of this year, the island’s finance minister has said.
Speaking at a conference last week in Montego Bay, finance minister Audley Shaw said that Jamaica is looking to “fast track” legislation for online gaming even as it presses ahead with a plan to consolidate its three separate gambling agencies.
The Jamaican government has identified internet gaming as “one of the areas where we recognize the tremendous potential for growth and tax revenue,” Shaw said, according to a transcript of a keynote speech at the Caribbean Gaming Summit that was posted on the Ministry of Finance’s website.
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