Tag Archives: Goa
- Goa’s beached floating casino finally ready to be rescued
October 13, 2017
The Indian state of Goa is preparing to finally rescue the floating casino that has been stuck on a Mandovi river sandbar since July. Earlier this week, the Goa Herald reported that the MV Lucky 7, which ran aground this summer while being towed to its intended mooring spot on...
- Goa’s floating casinos given another six-month reprieve
September 27, 2017
Floating casinos in the Indian state of Goa have been granted yet another reprieve from their proposed expulsion from the Mandovi river. On Wednesday, Goa’s state government announced that the five shipboard casinos currently plying their trade on the Mandovi had been given an additional six months to find an...
- Goa warns beached casino: pay for environmental damage or else
September 15, 2017
Casinos in the Indian state of Goa will finally be forced to deny entry to local residents under the terms of new gambling regulations. On Friday, the Times of India reported that the Goa government’s law department had given in-principle approval to draft gambling regulations. The proposed changes to the...
- Goa’s floating casinos must move onshore within three years
July 24, 2017
Goa’s floating casinos will be moved onshore within three years and locals won’t be allowed inside, according to the Indian state’s chief minister. On Monday, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar informed the state legislative assembly that the five shipboard casinos currently offering gambling services on the Mandovi river will all be...
- Goa’s CM says casinos boost the economy, don’t raise crime rates
July 20, 2017
Goa’s chief minister is defending the Indian state’s floating casino operations as a boon for the local economy even as he blames the opposition party for authorizing casinos in the first place. On Wednesday, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar (pictured) fielded opposition legislators’ questions on the always controversial topic of the...
- Goa’s newest floating casino runs aground on local beach
July 16, 2017
A floating casino has run aground on the Mandovi river in the Indian state of Goa, bringing unwanted attention to an already controversial subject. On Sunday night, the MV Lucky 7 casino cruise vessel was being towed from Mormugao harbor to its designated anchoring spot on the Mandovi river when...
India’s Supreme Court taking another look at sports betting
April 28, 2017
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017