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Goa allows four more casinos

20 May 2008

PANAJI, Goa -- As reported by the DNA India: "Notwithstanding strong objection by the main opposition political outfit, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Goa government is all set to permit four more off shore casinos with ships already anchored in the Panaji port.

"Goa already has an off shore casino `Caravela' run by M/s Advani Pleasures company while state government is open for five more licences for these off shore gambling dens.

"Then Pratapsingh Rane-led State cabinet had opened up Goan waters for off-Shore casinos, which had met with the strong opposition from the BJP.

"...Goa, the place where tourists almost double the strength of its population visits annually, allows off shore casinos which are governed by Anti-gambling Act. The State government has already moved for a legislation, which will regulate off shore casinos."

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