Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission Announces Special Meeting and Hearing

  • Staff Consortium
  • January 30, 2024

The V.I. Casino Control Commission (the Commission) has scheduled a Special Meeting and Hearing for Wednesday, February 21, 2024. The event, set to take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., will address crucial licensing matters in the gaming industry of the region.

A key agenda for this meeting is the review of the License Renewal Application of VIGL Operations, LLC for the Caravelle Hotel and Casino on St. Croix, VI. Additionally, the Commission will deliberate on the License Application of VIGL Operations, LLC to operate a casino at the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack, also located on St. Croix, VI. This venue is referred to as “a racino,” a combination of a racetrack and a casino.

The hearing's primary objective is to assess the qualifications of VIGL Operations, LLC for two distinct licenses: the renewal of their casino license and a new license for operating a racino. The Commission will also evaluate the qualifications of individuals associated with VIGL Operations, LLC who are required to be licensed under the commission’s regulations.

This important meeting and hearing will be held at the Fritz E. Lawaetz Conference Room, Legislature of the Virgin Islands, located at 3002 Estate Golden Rock, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI. The Commission encourages public participation and invites individuals to present their testimonies during the hearing.

To ensure an orderly and efficient process, the Commission requires all those wishing to testify to submit their written testimony by February 14, 2024. Each testifier will be given a ten-minute slot to present their testimony. In cases where the testimony exceeds this time limit, the Commission will accept the written testimony into the record and take it under advisement for the final decision on the licensure matters.

It is crucial to note that only individuals who have submitted their written testimony by the stipulated deadline will be permitted to testify at the hearing. Those failing to meet this deadline will be precluded from participating in the oral testimony segment of the hearing.

For submission of written testimonies, or for more information regarding the meeting, individuals are directed to contact Romesha Smith, Executive Assistant. Testimonies can be submitted in person or by mail to the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission at the Eileen Ramona Petersen Casino Control Commission Building, 3005 Orange Grove, Christiansted, VI 00820, or via email to [email protected]. Interested parties can also reach out to Romesha Smith at 340-718-3616 for further assistance.

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