Opposition accuses Bermuda premier of ‘playing games’ on casinos

Opposition accuses Bermuda premier of ‘playing games’ on casinos

Article brief provided by The Royal Gazette
  • Sam Strangeways, The Royal Gazette
June 10, 2024 5:14 PM
  • Sam Strangeways, The Royal Gazette

Shadow finance minister Douglas De Couto has accused David Burt of “playing games” with the public on casinos, after the exact six-figure salaries of the Bermuda Gaming Commission’s executives were revealed.

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The Opposition senator questioned whether there was any benefit to continued spending on the regulatory body, which has cost taxpayers more than $16 million since it was formed, and said the Premier had failed to live up to his word about the opening of the island’s first casino.

He spoke out after The Royal Gazette reported on figures obtained through public access to information showing the commission’s chief executive, legal director and director of finance and human resources earn almost $50,000 a month between them.