Jul 28, 2009
If the Goan government has its way, the Casinos operating from Mandovi River at Panaji may stop operating soon. Licenses of five of the six boats from which the casinos are operating have expired, and are not renewed by the state government. The casinos were said to be creating problems to navigation of barges along Mandovi River. Local NGOs were also unhappy about the impact of casinos to local culture.
Goa was the only place in India where casinos were allowed to operate so far. The government of Sikkim has plans to introduce Casinos in Gangtok, but until that happens, there will be no options available for people who love to spend time casinos.
As of now, only one casino operator has a license that is valid till October. The casinos have now moved to Goa High Court on the order. Watch this space for any new developments.
See more details at -
- Goa to sell off 5 casinos - http://www.deccanherald.com/content/16278/goa-sell-off-5-casinos.html
- 5 casinos to be sealed - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/City/Goa/5-casinos-without-NOCs-to-be-sealed-Mickky/articleshow/4827887.cms
- Goa to stop casinos - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/4825154.cms
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