The Bahamas is known for fantastic weather and excellent casinos. But the region is also plagued by seasonal violent weather characteristic of tropical areas. Casino resorts are concerned because bad weather prevents tourists from visiting the island.
A representative for the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, Uri Clinton, said, “During the hurricane season, when nobody wants to travel to the Bahamas, we still have thousands of employees to support; we still have hundreds of local vendors and contractors to pay.”
To compensate the casinos for times when business is slow, the island is considering introducing online gambling.
Online gambling will enable the Bahamas to generate tax revenue when tourists are not physically at the casinos, but instead when they play online.