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Goa to Get India's 2nd Floating Casino

24 May 2006

MUMBAI, India -- As reported by the (Indian) Financial Express: "Hospitality major Hotel Leelaventure Ltd is launching India's second floating casino in Goa. Current government guidelines do not allow casinos on land. Hence, the idea for a casino at sea.

"...'The boat will be stationary at a particular area on the water and at the required distance from the shore as per the rules laid down by law,' Hotel Leelaventure vice chairman and MD Vivek Nair told FE.

"...The company is in the process of evaluating various international casino operators who have a presence in Nepal, Europe and US. The company will select one operator to manage and run the casino..."

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