Goa to inspect all casinos in the state

Goa to inspect all casinos in the state

The Indian state of Goa will launch an inspection on all casinos under a provision of the Goa Gambling Act involving both onshore and offshore venues.

India.- The district of Goa is one of the most famous gaming hubs in Asia. That’s why the authorities continue to look into its regulation, while some even consider a prohibition.

However, following a provision of the Goa Gambling Act, all casinos in the state will undergo a government inspection. The authorities will look into the carrying capacity of both offshore and onshore venues.

The Under Secretary will head the team. It will also include an officer of commercial taxes, assistant engineer of public works department and police inspector of the area concerned. Moreover, an officer from the Goa State Pollution Control Board.

Indian council fixes uniform tax rate for lottery

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council from India has advanced a measure that sets a uniform tax rate of 28% on state and private lottery. This new tax will come into force on March 2020.

Current regulations establish that state lotteries attract 12% GST and private ones are subject to a 28% tax, Times of India reported. The proposal ended up with 21 votes in favour and seven against it.

“We went ahead with a decision to have a vote. So it’s not imposed by the Council, it’s not imposed by me as the Chair, but it was on a request from one member,” said Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who heads the council.

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