Tag Archives: bermuda
- Schuetz exiting Bermuda as country weighs casino applicants
August 1, 2017
Richard Schuetz is stepping down from the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission (BCGC) just as the country prepares to issue its first casino license. On Monday, Bermudian media reported that Schuetz had announced his resignation as BCGC executive director for “personal and professional reasons.” Schuetz intends to continue to serve in...
- Pokerstars casino player hits the mega jackpot, not once, but twice
January 16, 2017
A lucky man from Bermuda has banished his January blues by hitting the jackpot on slot game Winstar for a major PokerStars Casino winning moment, pocketing a massive $825,037. This is not the first time the Bermudian has struck hot on PokerStars slots. Last year, he won $428,000 on Genie...
- Bermudian officials give the thumbs up to 2016 Casino Gaming Amendment Act
December 5, 2016
Bermudian officials have voted unanimously to pass the 2016 Casino Gaming Amendment Act moving the island that much closer to legalised casino gambling. Bermuda is a British overseas territory. I didn't know that until today. Like I didn't know casinos didn't exist on the island. They hadn't vanished mysteriously like...
- Two bidders shortlisted to take over Baha Mar; Bermuda designates first casino sites
June 29, 2016
At least two serious bidders are vying to take over the stalled $3.5b Baha Mar integrated resort casino in the Bahamas. Last week, Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie told legislators that the bankrupt Baha Mar’s receivers had shortlisted two groups as “preferred bidders” for the project. Christie said Sarkis Izmirlian,...
- Bermuda banks on casinos to bolster tourism
December 7, 2015
Bermuda’s pink sand beaches and turquoise waters are no longer enough to lure tourists. The island needs a casino or three. Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission (BCGC) executive director Richard Schuetz believes that casinos would help the island get ahead in tourism. “There would be free media if that happens. That...
- Richard Schuetz leaves California, joins Bermuda gaming regulator
August 31, 2015
California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC) member Richard Schuetz is ditching the Golden State to take up a similar job in Bermuda. On Monday, Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission (BCGC) chairman Alan Dunch announced that Schuetz was stepping down from his California position effective immediately and would assume his new role as...