Gaming lounges are set to reopen, effective today, Wednesday, July 8, following an announcement made by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clarke, on Tuesday.
Dr. Clarke made the disclosure during a Statement to the House of Representatives.
Dr. Clarke pointed out that gaming lounges represent the last segment of Jamaica’s gambling industry to reopen.
“They make a significant contribution to economic activity and employment in Jamaica,” he argued.
For the financial year ending March 2020, gaming lounges generated $490 million of direct revenue for the Government, outside of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) deductions and General Consumption Tax (GCT) contributions.