The Department of Economic Development of Isle of Man has planned to amend their Acts of Gaming Betting, Lotteries, and Casino to facilitate the host of tournaments of live games on Island, located in the Irish Sea in between England and Ireland.
According to John Shimmin MHK, “the department has discovered various opportunities to draw live gaming tournaments to the Island along with all other connected monetary benefits that they would bring in terms of enhanced bed nights, spending in local economy and enhanced numbers of passengers on aircraft on the Island.”
As per the present gambling laws, tournaments of live gaming are confined to only select venues. But, the changes made in gambling laws would facilitate GSC to issue wide range of possible gaming venues to licenses holding organizers of live gaming tournaments. The gambling department has started this process by releasing a document of consultation.