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