India gives casinos 6 more months in Mandovi

The city of Panaji chose not to renew the casinos' licences last October.
The city of Panaji chose not to renew the casinos' licences last October.

Authorities in Goa have yet to find an alternative location for the state’s boat casinos.

India.- The state cabinet has extended for six more months the permission for offshore casinos to operate on the Mandovi River in the state of Goa.  

The authorities have yet to choose a site for the relocation of the six boat casinos after the city of Panaji decided not to renew their licences last October.  

The casinos were granted a six-month extension in April, which was about to expire. 

A cabinet note published by Times of India said that the home department, along with the captain of ports, had identified four potential sites for their relocation. 

One of them was on the Mandovi River near the Aguada jail, two others were on the Zuari river and the last was in the Chapora coastal area.  

But when analysing the locations, the government received objections from individuals as well as the village panchayats, the local governments.   

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