Tuesday, August 09, 2022


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Goa casinos to face fee hike; granted extension


Fees for onshore and offshore casinos have been raised for the third year in a row, local media reports. The budget raised the fees for the renewal of

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Goa’s casinos get reprieve as AAP sinks in elections


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

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Goa’s redrafted rules to undergo final review


It is understood that Goa’s redrafted gaming laws will undergo a review from the Advocate General (AG) before it is brought into force, local media

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Goa BJP silent on casino issue


While opposition parties have promised a clampdown on casinos in the state in the lead up to the election, the Goa BJP party has remained silent on th

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Goa casinos in cahoots with government: Kejriwal


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accused Goa’s casinos of cheating the state government of Rs 4,000 crore (US$586.8 million) in tax revenues

India’s Election Committee calls for casino scrutiny


  The Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked the Goa government to keep a strict watch on casinos to ensure they are not used to distribute mon

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Delhi chief minister vows to end casinos in Goa


Populist Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has vowed to stop casinos in Goa, according to a video message to voter

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PIL filed against offshore casinos in Goa


A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the operation of offshore casinos in River Mandovi has been filed at the High Court of Bombay, local me

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Casinos are ‘fait accompli’ of government: Parrikar


Union Defence Minister and former Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar has ruled out the removal of casinos, saying they are 'fait accompli' of the

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Opposition party Congress wants referendum on casino


The Congress in Goa has reportedly demanded an opinion poll on whether the state should continue to have casinos, local media reports. "The time has c

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Karnataka government in favor of casinos in coastal towns


Karnataka’s tourism department is pushing a proposal that would allow offshore casinos in its coastal towns of Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada,

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Mandovi River may see sixth casino


The Goa state government has opened up the possibility of a sixth offshore casino on the River Mandovi, local media reports. In a statement made befor

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Stop the casino industry before it's too late: MLA


Goa Congress MLA Pandurang Madkaikar has condemned the growing number of casinos in the state, calling on the government to put a stop to the casino i

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Puducherry Chief Minister to explore offshore casinos


Newly appointed Puducherry Chief Minister, V Narayanasamy said there is a possibility that offshore casinos will be allowed in the region, emulating G

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PIL filed in Goa against new casino


The high court of Bombay at Goa on Tuesday announced it had received a petition filed by NGO GenNext, objecting to an issuance of a casino licence to

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Goa to appoint gaming commissioner


Goa, one of the three states in India that has legalised casino gaming, will name a Gaming Commissioner within the next two weeks, Intergame reports.

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Delta Corp gets license for new offshore casino in Goa


Delta Corp has received a license to operate a new offshore casino at Mandovi River in Goa, local media reports. The new vessel, named Casino Caravela

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Shifting offshore casinos will hurt investor confidence: BJP


Goa’s Ruling BJP said if offshore casinos were to be shifted arbitrarily from the River Mandovi, it would hurt investor confidence in the state, loc

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Goa has become the sin city of India; Congress president


Goa Congress president Luizinho Faleiro has slammed the BJP government, saying casinos have made Goa the sin city of India, local media reports. Speak

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