Curacao Bar Association Requests Gambling Bill Amendment

The draft National Ordinance for Games of Chance (LOK) has been filed to the Parliament of Curacao to propose the alignment of country’s gambling laws with international standards. As the bill anticipates that the lawyers representing gaming license holders shall be subject to accreditation by the Curacao Gaming Authority (CGA), the Bar Association has fiercely objected that the accreditation clause violates applicable legislation and affects the independence of lawyers in the Dutch Caribbean island-country.