We suggest the Bahamian public ignore the PLP’s pro-gambling propaganda and vote no on Monday. Misleading statements inherently breed distrust and this government has made a mockery of the referendum process.
The Gaming Board has been under-funded for years and is unable to cope with current regulation responsibilities yet will be expected to regulate the web shops and lottery as well.
If the P. M. really wanted webshops to be legalized he would have had a real referendum to legalize gambling in the Bahamas for all Bahamians, not just a select few.
How can South Africans advise us on numbers when the numbers business is illegal in South Africa? Clearly this makes no sense.
Bahamian voters know the PLP wants a yes vote. Bahamian voters know the FNM wants to see the PLP defeated in the referendum. Neither party is sincere or concerned about public policy.
The most alarming statistic in the gambling debate is that for each dollar produced by legal gambling, it takes five dollars to deal with the social costs incurred because of prostitution, drug use, robbery and suicide, etc..
The PLP says “Vote Yes” to reduce unemployment. What’s next? Does the Christie-led government propose to also legalize prostitution, drugs and other illegal activities all in the name of job creation?
Those individuals who form them are prone to bombastic and sensational talk and promises during electoral campaigns, but once elected they seem to become devoid of common sense and or the will- power to implement those bogus and pie in the sky promises.
A Gaming Board inspector is being held by police in connection with the attempted robbery of an armed car in front of a local web shop.