Bermuda to Allow Cruise Ship Gambling While in Port
Bermuda is finding out that outdated laws, designed to protect local retailers at the expense of tourists, don’t work in the long run.
Excerpt from Royal Gazette
Cruise ships visiting Bermuda are set to be allowed to keep their casinos open when in port after MPs passed the Cruise Ship (Casino) Act 2013.
The concession — allowing on-board casinos to operate between 9 pm and 5 am — would ensure Bermuda remained competitive as a cruise destination, according to Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell. He said such a move would economically benefit both the cruise companies, which would increase their on-board revenue, and the Island, which would collect licence fees.