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No more offshore casinos in Goa: Parrikar

Goa Government on Wednesday decided against allowing any more offshore casinos in the coastal state and also formed a policy framework to ensure that existing casino vessels move out of Mandovi river within next two years.

The state Cabinet which met at Porvorim ministerial block this afternoon discussed the issue of offshore casinos and ruled out granting any fresh licences for any offshore facility.

The issue had invited criticism to Manohar Parrikar-led government.

“It is decided that government will not allow any more offshore casinos in the state,” the Chief Minister told reporters emerging from the Cabinet meeting.

He clarified that the ban on additional casinos was applicable only for the offshore facilities and not for those on land.

Full report here Hindu


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