The island of Bermuda is considering adding a land casino, as the Hamilton Princess has petitioned to built a resort on the tourist mecca.
The revelation was made by the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission, who noted that the application has been submitted and is pending a decision. The resort is the best shot at bringing a casino resort to the island, which brings in thousands of tourists annually. The next step for the petition to move forward will be to have Hamilton Princess present their case in a public meeting on September 22nd.
Speaking about the application Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Chairman Alan Dunch said, "The BCGC is pleased to announce this landmark event in working to introduce the casino product into a Bermuda integrated resort. The fully funded application, submitted in answer to the Commission's Request for Proposal process, was received before the close of the current filing period, July 21, 2017. The application provides the detailed plans to develop a casino within the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, located on Pitts Bay Road in Hamilton, Bermuda."
Bermuda currently doesn't have any casinos on land, and all betting goes on via the cruise ships that come into port. This new resort would bring some of that action onto the land, and would also allow for visitors to stay at the resort.
Casino Listings will update this story as we learn more about the application process.