Goa struggles to find site for offshore casinos

The Chief Minister of Goa said that they still haven’t found a feasible site to relocate the floating casinos.

India.- Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Assembly on Friday that no other feasible site has been found to relocate the offshore casinos operating in the Mandovi river. He also announced that a new gaming commissioner would be appointed in December.

After Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo asked the details on the plan to relocate casinos on the Mandovi river off Panaji, Parrikar wrote: “The government has decided to remove the casinos from Mandovi but till today no alternate feasible site has been finalised and the matter is under examination.” Moreover, Parrikar revealed that a new gaming commissioner will be appointed to regulate the casino industry after December 2018.

Back in May, six onshore and five offshore casinos paid the annual recurring fees to India’s government, leaving it US$29.9 million richer.

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