The government of the Caribbean nation of Guyana may enact legislation similar to that in the Bahamas, which will allow casino gambling, and Internet gambling, President Bharrat Jagdeo said.
The politician, and his party, is hoping to pass the new legislation before the Cricket World Cup (CWC) matches next year.
The legislation will allow four-star rated hotels with 250 rooms and above to be granted gambling licenses. There are already two hotels under construction that may meet the requirements, which will be completed to cater for the more than 30,000 visitors and tourists coming to Guyana for the Cricket World Cup, the World Series, so to speak, of cricket, a game similar to American baseball. Gene Koprowski, UPI