3rd Annual Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission
Gaming Industry Summit 2017

Extract of message from the the Honorable Audley Shaw, CD, MP Minister of Finance and the Public Service

“The mission is to promote the industry in a more productive and positive light to remove any stigma that exists. I wish to see a culture change among stakeholders as gaming needs to be viewed as a sport, and in so redefining the industry, we can diversify to further boost our tourism product, especially focusing on casino gaming in attracting foreign direct investments. If this strategic framework can be created and the prospects for income generation, job creation and economic productivity clearly mapped out then the support of the Government in promoting this new thrust will be seamless.

The role of the Gaming Industry in facilitating Jamaica’s growth initiatives cannot be overemphasized as it provides decent paying jobs and it remits taxes and fees to local and central government…… It is this Government’s wish and intent to make sure that the gaming industry continues to be run responsibly, so that it provides a safe and enjoyable leisure activity, which is also an important source of revenue and jobs. We want to keep gaming crime-free, make sure that gaming is fair and open and we want to protect children and vulnerable adults from being harmed or exploited. It is this Government’s wish and intent to make sure that the gaming industry continues to be run responsibly, so that it provides a safe and enjoyable leisure activity, which is also an important source of revenue and jobs. We want to keep gaming crime-free, make sure that gaming is fair and open and we want to protect children and vulnerable adults from being harmed or exploited.”

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