Bermuda’s First Casino To Open in 2021

Bermuda's first casino

Bermuda’s first casino will open its doors to visitors in 2021. The Premier announced plans to get it to the island in spite of the pandemic and other unpleasant factors. What do we know about the very first gambling institution in Bermuda so far?

In January 2021, the Premier of Bermuda David Burt pledged that the island will finally get its first casino. Despite such an ambitious plan, there is not much information about the future gambling resort except for the date of the opening. According to the Premier, Bermuda’s first casino will be opened by the end of the year. What else do we know about the pioneering land-based casino on the island?

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Everything we know about Bermuda’s first casino

Following the latest online gambling news, David Burt didn’t give much information about the island’s first land-based casino in his speech. 2021 is the only confirmed date of the opening of the casino, but will it take place if the pandemic isn’t over?

Bermuda's first casino
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Although the Premier didn’t mention the situation with coronavirus regarding the casino opening, it is possible that it will take place without changes. From May to November 2020, there were no more than 6 cases per day in Bermuda. During the winter holidays, the number of cases went up but the authorities expect to reduce it by March. If so, Bermuda will be one of the safest places and able to reopen its resorts and hotels. 

Moreover, the opening of the five-star St Regis Hotel in Bermuda is just two months away. It will take place in spring without any changes in the schedule. Therefore, launching the first land-based casino won’t be a problem as well.

Why didn’t the casino open its doors earlier? 

In his speech, David Burt emphasized that local banks were the only problem on the way to the gambling industry development. The legislation was approved 6 years ago, but banks didn’t want to handle money from gambling. The authorities managed to cope with this problem and they “are expecting to have a casino operating in Bermuda this year”.

Bermuda’s first casino will probably be located inside or near one of the island’s five-star hotels. As the Hamilton Princess Hotel has a provisional license from the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission, it can host the first independent casino. The developers of the resort in St George’s are also aiming for a casino, so there already are plenty of opportunities to start the building process. 

Bermuda's first casino
Bermuda’s map – Image source: Eric Gaba (Sting – fr:Sting), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Online gambling in Bermuda

As long as the first land-based casino in Bermuda will be under construction, gamblers from the island can play games online. According to the latest news on online casinos, various forms of gambling are legal on the island. People can play blackjack, slots, poker, and other card games online.

Several world-famous gambling sites operate in Bermuda. They include 1xBet Casino, Bet365 Casino, King Billy Casino, Betway, and others. Also, there are new casinos like Whamoo that have recently opened their virtual doors for gamblers. Players from Bermuda can play slots, poker, baccarat, roulette, and various live games at Whamoo Casino.

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