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Big Daddy promoter wins election seat

2019-10-25

The promoter of Big Daddy casino in Goa, Gopal Kanda, has won a seat in the Haryana legislative assembly elections and has the distinction of being the first casino owner to have won an election in India.

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Villagers oppose casino relocation

2019-10-21

Nerul villagers are opposing a plan to relocate Goa’s floating casinos to a site in Aguada Bay, local media reports.

Goa ports department seeks casino ship site

2019-09-25

Goa’s Ports Department has been tasked with finding an alternative location for the state’s six floating casinos away from their current position in the Mandovi River, according to media reports.

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Mandovi deadline looms as politicians wrangle

2019-08-09

The fate of Goa’s floating casinos is still unclear as a deadline for their removal from the Mandovi River looms, with industry experts urging the government to proceed with caution when it comes to moving them to land.

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Big Daddy begins operations in Goa

2019-05-09

GoldenGlobe Hotels has begun operations in a new offshore vessel, MV Lucky Seven, that will house the Big Daddy casino at the Mandovi River in Goa, GLaws reports.

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Delta Q4 results top expectations

2019-04-09

India’s Delta Corp reported a 19 percent jump in fiscal Q4 revenue and EBITDA of 879 million rupees, topping expectations.

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No new casinos in Goa under tourism plan

2019-01-30

Goa’s new tourism master plan doesn’t involve new casinos, local media cited Goa, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar as telling the legislative as

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Congress Party calls for Goa casino license auctions

2018-11-06

The opposition Congress Party has called on the government in Goa to auction casino licenses instead of automatically granting them to the operators c

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Goa casino bill faces BJP opposition

2018-11-05

A bill to move Goa’s floating casinos onshore to a gaming and entertainment zone was to have been discussed at a cabinet meeting on Oct. 31st, for passage during the winter session of the assembly, though the move was scuppered due to opposition from...

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Delta plans Goa IR if casino policy changes

2018-10-31

Delta Corp., India’s only listed casino operator, plans to construct a major IR in Goa, that could include a water park, retail space and a convention center, if the government approves a policy to move the state’s floating casinos onshore, according...

Govt. may reconsider Goa tax hike

2018-04-07

Goa’s government may reconsider a plan to hike casino fees by as much as 4.5 times following a petition from operators, local media reports. Chief s

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Goa casinos await “transformational” policy changes

2018-01-24

Goa’s offshore casinos, which currently float in the Mandovi River, are waiting for the government to finalize legislation that will force them to shift onshore, which may prove a game changer for the industry in India. Industry experts say the move...

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Golden Globe to operate sixth Goa casino

2017-12-20

Golden Globe Hotels, owned by politician Gopal Kanda, plans to begin operating a sixth offshore casino in Goa, taking on the Maharajah casino on a six

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Goa to announce casino policy next week

2017-12-18

The government in the state of Goa will announce its new policy to govern the casino industry next week, with all five offshore casinos expected to be

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Goa governor says casinos should stay

2017-03-16

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has said that casinos should be allowed to remain in Goa, despite comments from the ruling BJP Party that it wishes to ban

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Goa’s casinos get reprieve as AAP sinks in elections

2017-03-11

Casinos in the state of Goa may gain a reprieve after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which had vowed to close the properties, unexpectedly failed to garne

Goa set for sixth floating casino

2017-03-08

Golden Globe Hotels Private Ltd. looks set to get the go-ahead for the sixth floating casino on Goa’s River Mandovi after the High Court told the go

Goa redrafting casino rules along Macau lines

2016-12-18

The home department has reportedly redrafted some of Goa's casino laws similar to those in Macau, local media reports. The state home department has r

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Offshore casinos to be shifted out of River Mandovi, Goa, despite objections

2015-12-15

Despite objections about shifting Goa's floating casinos out of the River Mandovi to the Aguada bay, the Captain of Ports (CoP) remains firm on two al

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