Facilitating Responsible Casino Gaming


The Casino Gaming Act was introduced in 2010, by which prospective casino operators may be licensed to operate in Jamaica subsequent to receiving an approval as an integrated resort developer (IRD). The decision to permit casino gaming is linked with the Government’s plan to improve and expand the tourism industry by developing a number of large integrated resorts of which casinos would be a part. For the full act click on this link

Performance of casinos in reputable gaming jurisdictions indicate that a successful casino gaming industry depends on a sound, strong and stringent regulatory regime and practice. This is important for a jurisdiction such as Jamaica to enable it to attract internationally accredited operators who are important to the development of the kind of operation that would be of optimal usefulness to the country. It is Jamaica’s firm commitment to develop the industry in accordance with the industry best practices.

The Commission’s aim is to establish appropriate and effective working relationships with other licensing authorities in the wider gambling industry.  In addition, the Commission will work closely with other regulators and Government bodies to share information and, where appropriate, to take coordinated regulatory action.  The Commission is a member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).