The licence granted to Celebration Jamaica Development Limited to develop a casino in Jamaica is still provisional since under the 2010 Casino Gaming Act, developers had to first supply a proposal for an Integrated Resort Development. Once this proposal became an Approved Integrated Resort Development the casino operator could then apply to the Casino Gaming Commission for a casino gaming licence.
The closing date for applications with the casino proposal was the 30th of September of last year. Celebration Jamaica Development Limited is now waiting for the final approval and granting of the gaming licence by the Jamaican authorities.
The founder of the Celebration Jamaica Development company has stated that as soon as it is granted its full licence that it will begin construction of the gaming complex that should provide around 4 000 jobs once it is built within three years.