PHILIPSBURG:--- The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “Mini audit: Responsible Gambling” to Parliament today. The report explores the programs and funding available to promote responsible gambling on Sint Maarten.
The availability of data and statistics on responsible gambling on Sint Maarten impacted the outcome of the report. In total, there are 20 gambling facilities on Dutch Sint Maarten. The report highlights that the potential annual revenue expected from casino and lottery license fees is approximately ANG 10.7 million. From 2017 to date, Government collected between 15% and 54% of this amount.
Before 2016, Turning Point offered a voluntary program that was financed by the Ministry of VSA. Since 2016, these funds have not been released or disbursed to the institution due to various reasons. The Audit Chamber determined that currently, no fees are specifically allocated towards programs promoting responsible gambling.
The report is published in both English and Dutch and is available on the website of the General Audit Chamber (www.arsxm.org) and via links on the General Audit Chamber’s social media platforms Facebook and LinkedIn.