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Guyana gambling regulations still not formed

18 June 2007

GUYANA -- As reported by the Stabroek News: "Exactly five months after the government used its majority to rush an amendment to legalise casino gambling through Parliament, despite resistance from the religious community and the parliamentary opposition, the regulations to govern the operationalising of casinos are still to be formulated.

"In addition, the gaming authority to monitor and regulate casino gambling is still to be established.

"Meanwhile, policy makers in neighbouring Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago have begun to take action to either curtail casino gambling or to ban it altogether.

"...To date, Stabroek News understands, Buddy's International Hotel is the lone facility in the country that has built a facility for casino gambling..."

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