Tuesday, September 27, 2022


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Goa collected Rs 411 crore in FY18


Goa’s government collected around Rs 411 crore (US$53.8 million) in revenue from casinos in the 2018 financial year, according to Goa Chief Minister

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Goa considers shifting of casinos to Aguada Bay


The Goa government is examining the possibility of shifting its offshore casinos from River Mandovi to Aguada Bay, local media reports.  Ports Min

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Close watch on Goa casinos, Lucky Seven awaits plug


The activities of Goa’s onshore and offshore casinos will be closely monitored over the rest of August, with the by-elections in Panaji coming up la

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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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Pagcor disputes SC petition regarding POGOs


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. has shrugged off a recent petition to nullify the regulation which allows Pagcor to issue offshore gaming li

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Australia introduces bill affecting offshore operators


Australia has introduced a new bill that tightens restrictions on offshore operators that operate online gambling services in Australia, local media r

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Currency demonetization a tough pill to swallow


Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s announcement to scrap the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes will wreak havoc on the performance of Goa’s offshore c

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Goa casinos to face tax scrutiny


A number of casino operators in Goa are under the government’s scrutiny for suspected tax evasion, local media reports. The income tax (I-T) departm

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Essel Group is reviving offshore casino


Indian conglomerate Essel (Zee) Group is planning to start an offshore casino in Goa by the name of 'Casino Maharaja', according to inside sources. Th

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Regulated online betting is the safer option: Minister


Allowing Singapore’s two operators to offer online betting provides a regulated and safer platform for gamblers, said Tan Chuan-Jin, the Minister fo

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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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Gaming firms eye Pagcor offshore gaming licenses


Several gaming firms are looking into obtaining the new offshore gaming licenses being pitched by state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (P

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PAGCOR to accept online gaming license applications


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has opened its doors for online gaming that caters exclusively to foreigners, local media reports.

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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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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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Government-owned payment company banks millions from online casinos


A subsidiary of Australian government-owned postal company has been providing financial services to illegal offshore online casinos, an investigation

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Casinos to stay in River Mandovi for one more year


Goa’s chief minister has postponed the deadline for the shifting of casinos from the River Mandovi “until suitable alternative sites are finalized

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HKJC warns of triad-linked bookies betting on Australian racing


Hong Kong’s racing authority has warned of triad-linked offshore Asian bookmakers taking a growing share of revenue from the Australian industry, lo

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Australia to review laws to protect against offshore gambling services


Australia’s Federal Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison, announced that the government will conduct a review of its laws to protect gambler

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