Goa redrafted casino laws

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If the draft gets approved, Goa residents would be banned from entering casinos in the state.

The Indian state is seeking the examination of the redrafted casino laws.

India.- Goa officials reported that they finished redrafting some of Goa’s casino laws, and they’re seeking the examination from Saresh Lotlikar, Goa’s Advocate General, before they officially come into effect.

If the draft gets approved, Goa residents would be banned from entering casinos in the state, except for the ones that work in local casinos. Last year, it was announced that Goa would copy Macau’s casino legislation to develop its industry. The great international gambling hub, located in China, represents an example for Asian casino developments as the government has managed to set a strict control in the betting activities both onshore and offshore.

A member of the Home Department had said that they redrafted rules based on Macau casino rules to specify how to maintain the record of customers visiting the casinos, what should be the quality of CCTV cameras, how many days CCTV footage should be stored, among other things.

The new laws would grant the state government the power to appoint a commissioner, who could also be a private individual. The gaming commission is now waiting the opinion of the advocate general before the rules are notified.