The progress and deep national enrichment of Gaming in The Bahamas over the last 100 Years have in no small part been favourably impacted by successive administrations, who understood the value of this Industry and moved resolutely to make, keep and maintain our country as the super regulatory regime of the region with distinct and unique Bahamian features of culture, hospitality, sense of place and transparency.
As Prime Minister, I stand on the shoulders of my predecessors; who did the heavy lifting and weathered the winds of change in enabling a Gaming industry; which today is the hallmark of our Bahamianization policy and, in immeasurable ways, helped to build, foster and maintain the Bahamian Middle Class.
We are very proud of our local Gaming Industry, and we are most hopeful of the benefits to special causes and projects that are earmarked to benefit from our Bahamian Operators.
We owe immense gratitude to our Casino Operators who have endeavoured to maintain our clean, pristine, above reproach protocols over the years. I am proud of the hallmark praise to the regulatory regime and professionalism of the Gaming Board for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
My Government wishes to give its highest assurance of its commitment to the legislative framework which will keep The Bahamas out front and on the cutting edge of the electronic advances in this Industry.
Additionally, my Government encourages young Bahamians to avail themselves of the opportunities in Gaming as employees and entrepreneurs.
100 Years of Gaming is a distinct and proud national achievement. We owe in no small measure our success to the sincere and devout professionalism of the staff of the Gaming Board and the stellar performances and competencies of the persons who have passed through its ranks.
As Prime Minister, I implore the Board appointed in 2021 to boldly go where their expertise guides them, keeping with my Government’s support for the Industry.
To our Visitors and players, I assure you that The Bahamas is your best bet for acclaimed regulatory Gaming with experiences and activities peculiar and spectacular to our jurisdiction.
Let the record reflect that my Government, standing in the lane to move the baton; beyond the next 100 Years, will rise above expectations.
The Hon. Philip E. Davis QC, MP