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Largest floating casino planned for Goa

2 April 2008

GOA, India – As reported by the Wall Street Journal: "Goa's Mandovi river is soon to be home to what is possibly the largest floating casino in India, with Highstreet Cruises and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, a player inthe gaming and entertainment industry, ready to launch an offshore casino in May this year.

"The company is also simultaneously setting up a 50-room floating hotel in Panjim to accommodate guests who come to try their luck.

"Casino Royale will be housed in a ship that is being given its finishing touches and will have 50 gaming tables, over 30 slot machines, restaurants and entertainment areas in addition to live music on its rooftop, Highstreet Cruises director Jaydev Mody, who is at the helm of the casino venture, said. In addition, the ship will also have rooms and suites to house guests who want to extend their gaming session.

"Casino Royale will be the first of the five such offshore casinos that are expected to based out of Goa in the next seven-eight months as the state government makes a concerted pitch for the wallets of the large numbers of Indian and foreign casino enthusiasts who usually gamble in Nepal every year…"

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