Tag Archives: Goa
- 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...
- Minister suggests bringing Goa’s floating casinos to land
July 14, 2017
As River Mandovi’s floating casinos continue to search for an alternate waterway, a Goa minister has put forward an idea: Why not bring them to land? Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai is pushing to shift the casino vessels in the state to be shifted to a suitable location...
- Goa’s floating casinos given more time to find new home
July 4, 2017
Floating casinos in the Indian state of Goa have been given more time to find a new place to ply their trade, just as their current home is about to grow a little more crowded. On Tuesday, Goa’s state government issued a notice admitting that it has yet to find...
- Goa casinos refuse to hike entry fees despite jacked up licensing costs
April 28, 2017
Casinos in Goa will not raise their entry fees despite the government's decision to jack up the costs of operating gambling establishments—both offshore and onshore—in the Indian state. The state home department announced recently that it is doubling the license transfer fee for land-based casinos in five-hotels—from INR5 crore (US$735,328)...
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017
India’s Supreme Court taking another look at sports betting
April 28, 2017