The Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Culture & Gaming, senior official, Michelle Fulford Gardiner along with Wayne Higgs and Damion Seymour, staff members from the Gaming Inspectorate Department, returned to the TCI last weekend after attending the 7th Caribbean Annual Gaming Show & Summit, 14th – 15th June, 2017, and held in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the Convention Centre.
The highlight of the summit was a break-out session – “The Caribbean Regulators Forum”, which brought together regulators from the region in a common forum, focusing on core issues, related to constraints and challenges experienced by regulatory agencies.
Minister of Gaming, Hon. Ralph Higgs stated, “The ministry in its preparatory phase to usher in a new Gaming Commission with increased compliance and monitoring of the sector, ensuring that the Commission is well resourced to deal with issues of non-compliance and illegal gaming. The sector, no doubt, has emerged into an area providing business investment and employment opportunities for locals, however, equally important is our efforts to incorporate “responsible gaming” as a critical aspect of the industry.”
The event was hosted by the Betting Gaming & Lotteries Commission of Jamaica and hailed participants from 12 countries representing regulatory agencies, gaming operations, and technologies laboratories.