(Caribbean 360 News) KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), has indicated that it intends to fast-track the roll-out of Internet gaming in Jamaica.

Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the BGLC, Carole Martinez-Johnson, said the Commission is currently reviewing proposals from licensees, which will be processed as quickly as possible.

Executive Director of the BGLC, Vitus Evans, noted that online gaming is a lucrative industry, valued at US$39.9 billion in 2015. He noted that the figure is forecast to reach US$51.96 billion by next year.

He said interactive and online gaming represent the new frontier of the industry, and will be key topics for discussion at the two-day Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit which began yesterday with a focus on the impact of technology on gaming.

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