September 19, 2021 10:08 am
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the state government’s expert committee has opined that casinos, spas, massage parlours can reopen but major events such as the Sunburn music festival have not yet been permitted.
August 31, 2019 3:33 am
As recently as last week, Monserrate stressed he had “not forgotten his poll promise”, and said he will do the needful. He also appealed to fellow BJP MLA Michael Lobo to “accommodate” the casinos at his constituency of Calangute.
September 29, 2018 4:11 pm
A 6-month extension granted earlier in April this year will expire Sunday and the latest extension allows these off-shore casinos on the river to operate till March 30, 2019, he said.
June 28, 2018 1:46 pm
A new study states that the casinos in Goa are here to stay and are booming because of the Indian middle-class tourism. The study also emphasises on the sustainable practices which are required to keep in check the ill effects of gambling.
July 24, 2017 10:13 pm
In yet another announcement, Manohar Parrikar also said that the number of off shore casinos in Mandovi river would be capped to existing five vessels, which would be shifted to land in next three years. Parrikar also assured the House that the amendment to the Prevention of Gambling Act would be made during next assembly session.
February 18, 2014 11:58 am
Casinos have been operating in Goa since mid-90s.
April 13, 2013 11:39 am
Casino industry paid Rs 135.45 crore in the form of various taxes,including entertainment.
March 31, 2011 1:50 pm
State BJP leader has demanded ban on the entry of persons below 21 years into off-shore casinos.
July 24, 2009 5:54 pm
In a bid to dissuade youths from visiting off shore casinos,Goa Government on Friday effected a sharp increase in their entry fees.