To win support to repeal a law that allows tourists to gamble but prohibits Bahamian citizens from participating. The committee is actively seeking to meet with key government figures and other key officials to drum up support, and will launch a direct mail campaign to educate the public and seek media attention.
Despite strong opposition from the church, the current ban has not done much to curb gambling in the Bahamas. Thousands of people play games every day at various web stores scattered throughout the island, and online gambling is becoming increasingly popular. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Herbert Ingraham announced that Parliament was considering lifting the ban, but had not yet made a commitment to amend the law.