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Vendors interested in Liberation gaming must attend May 13 pre-bid conference

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Gambling is back at the Liberation carnival. The Mayor's Council is looking for a few good vendors to operate the games of chance,but they'll have to attend a pre-bid conference on Monday, for a briefing on the new rules and regulations.

The mayors lobbied hard to reinstate gambling, because traditionally, it's been the biggest moneymaker at the carnival, and this is a special year commemorating the 75th anniversary. Council director Angel Sablan explains they've set minimum starting bids.

"For the house of cards, this is for the poker, hold em, baccarat, pusoy, it's $250,000. And for the big and small its $20,000and for the color game it's $7,500, and the beto beto is $5,000."

He says bids will not be accepted from those that don't attend a pre-bid conference set for Monday at 5:30 p.m.

"We'll go through all the rules and regulations," Sablan said. "There will be people here from revenue and tax, who will also explain their responsibilities, and your responsibilities as a bidder as to what you can expect. These rules and regulations are made so that there is transparency, accountability to the people."

A lack of which was a criticism of past carnival gambling. The carnival opens in early June, and despite the short lead time, Sablan is confident they will have bidders.

"I'm sure that those who've already decided that they are going to participate and enter a bid have probably all got their materials ready to go. if they do win a bid, he said. "The other concern about time is the operating hours, but there's nothing we can do about that, it's in the rules and regs. And if you don't like the time, don't bid."

By law, the gaming must stop at midnight. The winning bidder of the card house will also have to build an enclosed structure, located on the carnival grounds.


The Mayor's Council of Guam has scheduled a pre-bid conference for May 13 for vendors interested in operating the Liberation carnival's house of cards.

Gambling makes its return to the liberation festivities after the recent adoption of new rules and regulations for games of chance. Mayors had lobbied hard to reinstate gambling, especially for the 75th anniversary, because it's the biggest source of revenue.

The pre-bid conference will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Mayors Council of Guam office located at 215A Chalan Santo Papa Road, Suite 111F in Hagatna. 

 

 

 

 

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