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.