The newly formed Committee to Seek Changes to Discriminatory Law (CSDL) intends to promote a “far-reaching national campaign” in an effort to muster support for an end to laws that allow tourists to gamble but disallows Bahamian citizens from joining in. The Committee is actively seeking meetings with important government officials and other key public figures in order to elicit support. They are also going to launch a direct mail campaign and seek media attention in order to educate the public.
Despite strong opposition from the church, the current ban has not done much to curb Bahamian gambling. Thousands of people play the daily numbers at various web shops scattered throughout the islands and online gambling is becoming increasingly popular. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham had made statements in the House of Assembly that he was considering lifting the bans but he has not yet made a commitment to changing the laws.