Executives from the Gaming Board recently got a first-hand look at the progress on the state-of-the-art Baha Mar Casino gaming floor. Baha Mar Senior Vice President of Administration and External Affairs, Robert Sands led the group on a tour yesterday, introducing Gaming Board executives to the casino leadership team at Baha Mar that will manage the high-end gaming experience, including mobile and interactive gaming.
The tour demonstrates the co-operative partnership between Baha Mar and the Gaming Board as progress is made towards new casino gaming legislation for The Bahamas that, according to Prime Minister Christie, would “bring it into line with leading competing jurisdictions.”
The 100,000 square foot Baha Mar Casino – the largest in the Caribbean – will consist of 1,500 slot machines and 50 table games.
Recent discussions with Gaming Board officials centered around the licensing and hiring protocols that will facilitate approximately 1,000 licenses for gaming operations at Baha Mar, including gaming and non-gaming personnel.
This as the Baha Mar Academy continues to invest in Bahamians, offering a free Casino Dealer Trainee Program. Participants will be trained for featured games at the Baha Mar Casino, as well as Baha Mar-specific service standards and supervisory skills.
“We are proud to work with the Gaming Board as the country moves towards modernizing casino gaming legislation to make Baha Mar competitive with global gaming destinations such as Las Vegas and Macau,” said Paul Pusateri, Chief Operating Officer at Baha Mar. “Baha Mar is also committed to our ongoing investment in service training so that our team is ready to provide world-class service for our guests.”
The Casino Dealer Trainee Program is scheduled to begin in July 2014. Participants who successfully complete this challenging program will be extended an offer to join the Baha Mar Casino team.
Executives of the Gaming Board stop to take in the view of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar Resort, after touring the 100,000 square foot casino gaming floor, set to be the largest in the Caribbean. With 1,500 slot machines and 150 table games, the state-of‐the‐art casino will rival the best gaming floors in Las Vegas, Macau and Monte Carlo. Baha Mar Sr. VP of Administration and External Affairs poses with Gaming Board executives.
Front row (L-R)
Zachary Moselin, Baha Mar Director of Slots; Viana Gardiner, Baha Mar Sr. Staff attorney; Verdant Scott, Gaming Board Secretary; John Zaremba, Baha Mar VP of Casino Operations; Robert Sands, Baha Mar Sr. VP of Administration & External Affairs.
Middle row (L‐R)
Cheryl Carey, Gaming Board Compliance Officer; Crystal Knowles, Baha Mar Compliance Trainee; Daniel Price, Baha Mar Director of Table Games; Georgette Dorsett-‐Johnson, Gaming Board Sr. Manager; Bridgette Outten, Gaming Board Deputy Secretary; Veronica Taylor, Gaming Board Sr. Assistant Secretary.
Back row (L-R)
Kevin Almace, Gaming Board Assistant Secretary; Adrian Sands, Gaming Board Manager of Finance; Michael Neely, Gaming Board Assistant Secretary; Ian Tynes, Gaming Board Assistant Secretary; Gena Brown, Gaming Board Manager of Human Resources.