Goa congress urged government to shut casino operations

The decision was taken at the Congress State Executive Committee meeting.

India.- The congress decided to urge Goa’s government to shut operations and shift offshore and onshore casinos out of Goa. They also stated that they need to fins an alternative way to generate revenue in order to process the losses.

The meeting was lead by Congress unit President Luizinho Faleiro.  All India Congress Committee secretary Girish Chodankar said that casino culture has turned Goa into a sin city. “The casinos were first introduced to initiate live gaming but over the years, it has brought a bad name to the State. Since the government claims that casinos contribute to the State economy, to cope with the losses, the government should look for alternative means of revenue generation,” he added.

The secretary said that they need to change the image of the city since casinos have severely affected the economic life of Goa: “We need to change the picture. Goa should not be looked as only for casinos.”