The Caribbean Cayman Islands continues to review its laws banning gambling with a view to making changes, but the process has been stalled because the government wishes to look at different aspects of the proposals.
The Gaming Bill 2018 proposals were lodged two months ago with the intention of imposing more restrictions on what can be done with gambling on the islands and who can participate in it. The bill proposes increased fines for illegal gambling from US$400 to $10,000 and an increase in prison sentences from one to three years.
Currently, gambling is illegal in the Cayman Islands, covered by regulations passed over 50 years ago. Opposition leader Ezzard Miller pointed out that the world has changed dramatically since the ban was introduced and now many citizens were gambling online. He is proposing the legalising of lotteries so that they can be controlled and taxed.