Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Gambling
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Gaming Laws
Gambling is legal in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Two casinos exist on the islands, while a national lottery is also held. As of this writing, horse racing, dog racing and sports betting do not exist on the islands, although they would be allowed.
Casinos in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Two casinos are currently in operation in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. They are:
Trump Club Privee Casino (Petit Carenage Bay, Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) Open from 9pm until close, this casino offers 30 gaming machines and 10 table and poker games (Roulette, Punto Banco, Poker and Blackjack). One restaurant is also located on the premises, as well as a 156-room hotel. Their website is located at www.rafflescanouan.com. For more information, call (784) 458-8000.
Emerald Valley Resort and Casino (Penniston Valley, Kingstown, Saint Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) Open 9pm until 3am on every day except Tuesday (when it’s closed), this casino has 50 gaming machines and eight table games (Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps and Roulette). There is also a 24-room hotel and one restaurant. For more information, call (784) 456-7824.
Online Gambling in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have joined with the Caribbean Community to support the regulation of online gambling as opposed to the outright banning of it. The nations have even pledged their support for the Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act introduced by Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, as well as efforts by Antigua and Barbuda to gain compensation from the United States for their violation of the WTO trade agreement.
Lottery in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
A national lottery is available in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It has existed for over 20 years, and a large amount of the proceeds go towards helping various sports and culture throughout the island chain.
Besides the standard lottery prizes, a special “Set for Life” package has also been offered in the past. The lucky winner received $50,000, plus a new house and car.
A lottery tax is charged on all winnings over $500 and is collected by the National Lottery. The tax rate is 10% and must be paid to the Inland Revenue Department by the 15th of the next month. If payment is delayed, an additional 1.5% interest is charged.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Information
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation located in the Caribbean Sea. The main island is known as Saint Vincent, while the rest are referred to as the Grenadines. They are full members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is divided into six parishes. Five are located on Saint Vincent, while the Grenadines make up the sixth parish. The capital city of the nation is Kingstown, and it is located in the Parish of St. George. The parishes are:
The primary industry of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is agriculture, with banana production being the chief money maker. The tourist industry is also growing, thanks to the fact that two of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed there.
Most residents of the islands are either descendants of African slaves who were brought to the island to work on the plantations or Punjabi businessmen. The official language of the country is English, and French Creole is sometimes encountered on the Grenadine Islands.
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