Bahamians should NOT have to pay a fee to gamble in local casinos, according to the majority of voters in the Tribune242.com poll.
After MP Andre Rollins’ recent suggestion that Bahamians could pay a $200 tariff for casino gambling, The Tribune asked readers what they thought of the plan.
A large majority, 68 per cent, said Bahamians should not pay any fee to gamble. However, 21 per cent said Bahamians should not be allowed to gamble in casinos.
Five per cent supported a fee of less than $200, and a further 5 per cent backed Dr Rollins’ suggestion.
Commenting on the poll, ‘Required’ said: “Hang on... weren’t we recently told we wouldn’t be allowed to gamble because all this money leaving the country due to the casinos being foreign-owned would endanger the parity with the US dollar... and now they want an additional $200 per Bahamian gambler to leave the country? Or is the government going to collect this $200... In which case, I suggest we call it the “Equal Rights Tax”!’
Don’t miss your chance to vote in a brand new poll on the Tribune242.com homepage.
BahamasGamingAssociation 8 years, 8 months ago
WHICH ON OF THE BELOW REIGNS SUPREME IN THE BAHAMAS?
The Bahamas Lottery and Gaming Act Chapter 387 Section 50 Persons prohibited from Gaming
The Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Chapter III – Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedom of the Individual. Section 26 Protection from Discrimination on grounds of Race, Place of Origin etc.
The Bahamas Gaming Association stands by the Ideology that all human beings who are 18 years or older should be treated equally in all sectors of the Bahamian Economy which is enshrined in the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
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