The government won’t further extend the time period for the river’s four offshore casinos to move out of Mandovi.
India.- The state government announced it has decided not to further extend the deadline for offshore casinos to move out of River Mandovi.
After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had promised that casinos would be moved out of River Mandovi, the cabinet approved a proposal to grant extensions from August 30, 2015, to March 31, 2016, to four offshore casinos operating in River Mandovi.
Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar said: “We have decided not to extend the time period to move offshore casinos from River Mandovi. We don’t want to send wrong signals among the investors, but we will move the casinos out of River Mandovi. Offshore casinos have created employment and help the state economy.”
The Captain of Ports decided the best alternative locations are the Aguada bay, two locations in River Zuari, east and west of the bridge and in River Chapora.
The four offshore casinos currently operating in River Mandovi are Deltin Royale owned M V Horseshoe casino, Deltin Jaqk owned M V Casino Royale and M V Pride of Goa and M V Boa Sorte both owned by Casino Pride of Goa.