The Gaming Board was established in August 1969, in accordance with the Lotteries and Gaming Act, 1969. There have been many amendments to said Act, including amendment No.3 of 1978, which allowed the Hotel Corporation to own all casino licences and a Casino Operator to be given a licence to manage a casino.
Casino Gaming in The Bahamas remains a special form of entertainment, programmed specifically for tourists. Gaming has a positive economic impact with particular regard to investments, jobs, foreign exchange, taxes and the tourism industry.
The operation of the three casinos viz: Atlantis Paradise Island Casino, Paradise Island, Crystal Palace Casino, Nassau, and Casino at Bahamia, Freeport, continue to make a significant contribution to the growth and development of the Bahamian economy.
The Gaming Board, in regard to preserving this positive economic influence, realizes the importance of our casinos remaining profitable in light of increased competition within the gaming industry worldwide.
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Casino – Paradise Island
The Atlantis Resort and Casino, owned by Sun International Hotels Ltd., is a mega resort comprising of approximately two thousand three hundred (2,300) rooms and features a spectacular marine habitat and the underwater ruins of the legendary lost city of Atlantis.
Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino
This resort, which is owned and operated by The Ruffin Group, comprises of eight hundred and sixty-five (865) rooms and a thirty thousand (30,000) sq. ft. casino located on the Cable Beach Strip. It has the distinction of operating the first Sports Book and Race Book facilities in the jurisdiction.
Casino at Bahamia – Freeport, Grand Bahama
The Casino At Bahamia, managed by Bahamia Casinos Ltd., comprises of a floor space of 20,000 sq. ft. This resort completed a major transformation into a beautiful tropical setting.