Only a simple amendment to the Lotteries and Gaming Act would make it legal for Bahamians to participate in all forms of Gambling in The Bahamas including casino games. The constitution states that there will only be discrimination toward Bahamians if it pertains to gambling.
Constitutional Committee Chairman Sean McWeeney stated that, “This is not a complicated problem. Section 50 of the Lotteries and Gaming Act is the section that contains the restriction. If you think Bahamians should be allowed to gamble, just repeal it. Repeal section 50. It’s a simple matter.”
That being said only an amendment change not a constitutional change will be required to make gambling legal for Bahamians.