India: Andhra Pradesh considers legalising floating casinos

Casino ships could be allowed off the coast of Andhra Pradesh.
Casino ships could be allowed off the coast of Andhra Pradesh.

The government of the state is considering legalising casino gaming on ships sailing on the Visakhapatnam Coast.

India.- The state of Andhra Pradesh is considering the legalisation of casino boats that sail the waters of the Visakhapatnam coast.

The state of Andhra Pradesh has a coastline about 975 kilometers in length along the Bay of Bengal.

Severely hit by the pandemic crisis, the state is exploring the feasibility of the move as a means to raise funds.

According to local media, Andhra Pradesh is taking as a model the policy in the state of Goa’s, which allows floating casinos on the Mandovi River.

Even before the Covid-19 crisis, the state was in financial difficulties.

It has taken a tough line on gambling in the past. Just last month, the state government announced a ban on all online gambling activity.

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