Perry G. Christie

The Father of the Modernized Gaming Industry of the Bahamas

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Christie’s record on Gaming shows a tenacious ability and focus to keep it clean and to maximize public revenue in an Industry so easily mischaracterized and underappreciated for its value.

When the modern history of Gaming in the Bahamas is written, former Prime Minister Perry  G. Christie’s contribution- often maligned and misunderstood – in this most vibrant regulated  sector of the Bahamian Economy- may catapult him to a revered Statesman status. Although he did not go as far as the Royal Commission on Gambling opined in their 1967 report; which insisted on Bahamians and residents lawfully playing in the Casinos; the Christie/Davis PLP administration cleared the bar which Pindling and Hubert Ingraham made no pretense about daring to jump.

 

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