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Goa law department approve casino rules

The law department of Goa has approved the rules for regulating casino operations in the state, which will be sent to the cabinet once approved by the chief minister, local media reports.

According to Times of India, a department official confirmed that the department had "vetted the draft rules" for casinos.

"Upon approval by the chief minister, who is also the home minister, we will place the file for approval of the cabinet," the official said.

"The chief minister may suggest some changes. Upon effecting those changes, the draft rules will be sent for cabinet approval," he said.

Provisions currently include the banning of persons under the age of 21 years in casinos.

The chief minister will also have the option to appoint a gaming commissioner.

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