Goa tourism minister says no to offshore casinos

In what can spell further trouble for the offshore casino industry in Goa, Union Minister for Tourism (independent charge) Sripad Naik has said "he is against the offshore casinos".

Rs 90 cr tax collected from Goa offshore casinos last fiscal

Goa government collected Rs 90 crore in the form of entertainment and entry tax from five off shore casino vessels during financial year 2012-13, state Legislative Assembly was told Friday.

Offshore casinos add Rs.189 crore to Goa`s kitty

Goa earned Rs.189 crore from offshore casinos over the last three years, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the legislative assembly Thursday.

Goa CM threatens to eliminate offshore casinos from the state

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday vowed to eliminate offshore casinos from the state`s waterfronts before he completes his tenure, in four years.

Goa Catholic priest opposes offshore casinos near village

A local Roman Catholic priest Tuesday opposed the Goa government`s controversial move to relocate offshore casinos, presently anchored in the Mandovi river off here, further inland.

EIA need to be done before giving licences to offshore casinos

Amid controversy over notices served
on off shore casinos for improper disposal of sewerage, Prithviraj Chavan
on Tuesday said that the state should conduct EIA before granting licences to these casinos.