It took longer than a decade, but the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission and the Office of the Governor of the Virgin Islands announced that the Virgin Islands Internet Gaming and Internet Gambling Act is legal.
“This marks a turning point in the diversification of our gaming industry from land-based casinos and racinos, to internet gaming and gambling,” said Governor Gregory R. Francis. “The implementation of this act will fulfill our mission of attracting very successful global internet gaming companies to the Virgin Islands, and encourage new investments to our struggling economy.”
Virgin Island’s attorney general stated that the territory must ensure systems used for online gaming prevent minors from playing, according to a press release.
“At a time of unprecedented fiscal crisis, the implementation of Internet Gaming and Gambling will attract gaming related technology companies to the territory, creating new jobs, while transforming St. Croix and the Virgin Islands into a gaming leader in the Caribbean,” the release said.
“The Virgin Islands is open for business and the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission will begin to implement the act immediately,” said Governor Francis.