Goa state govt decided to move offshore casinos

The Chief Manager of Goa revealed that the government has decided to shift offshore casinos from Mandovi river.

India.- Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday that the state government has reached the decision to shift the off-shore casinos out of the Mandovi river. Despite the decision, no alternate site has been set for the casinos to continue their operations.

This decision was written on a reply submitted in the Assembly after a question from Leader of the Opposition Digambar Kamat. Sawant said that the government is also considering a new casino policy for the state.

The move to shift offshore casinos from Mandovi River has been a delicate subject in Goa, as the initiative has been around for quite some time but with no success. Earlier this year, the state government granted yet another six-month extension to the casinos.

“The government has decided to remove casinos out of the Mandovi river, but till today no alternate feasible site had been finalised,” the chief minister said. “Once the rules are finalised, the same would be notified,” Sawant said.

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