|A lottery and daily numbers game for “'the promotion and development of sports, sportsmen and sporting facilities, the development of the arts, the promotion of culture and the support and maintenance of community health facilities.” In the Bahamas is being held up by fear of the opposition to such a proposal by the vocal sectors of the island nation’s religious communities.|
Most liberal Bahamians supported the idea of the lottery overwhelming when The Freeport News conducted a poll to gauge the nations sentiment. There is already legalized raffles in the Bahamas and the extension of the law into lottery seems to make sense to the majority of the people who participated in the poll.
If the Bahamas does decide to move ahead with a lottery and a daily numbers game, the less-than modern infrastructure of the country may force the lottery online as an Internet based purchasing system could be the best way to reach the diffused population which is spread out over hundreds of small islands.
The UK National Lottery has recently gone online offering instant win games exclusively to the British populous. Similarly, an online-based Bahamian lottery would likely be available to Bahamians only.