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Isle of Man to change gambling law
The Isle of Man is considering changing its gaming laws to allow live gaming tournaments to be held on the island.
The Department of Economic Development has launched a consultation into proposals to amend the Casino Act 1986 and the Gaming Betting and Lotteries Act 1988 to create further economic opportunities.
Typically, such tournaments held elsewhere consist of up to 800 participants but the island’s only casino, the Palace Hotel, lacks the capacity to host such large-scale events. The Department has been in discussions with the Palace Hotel – which is operated by the Sefton Group – regarding the possibility of holding tournaments at other venues licensed on a temporary basis by the Gambling Supervision Commission. One such property is the Villa Marina in Douglas