Goa minister suggests shifting off shore casinos on the land

Vijai Sardesai is the leader of Goa Forward Party, which is one of the alliance partners in the BJP-led state government.

Jul 14, 2017, 10:43 AM IST

BJP firm on shifting off-shore casinos out of Mandovi: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the BJP is committed to shift off-shore casinos out of river Mandovi, but only after securing an alternate location for them.

Jan 31, 2017, 16:08 PM IST

Congress seeks ban on ads promoting casinos in Goa

The Congress on Wednesday demanded immediate ban on advertisements promoting casinos in Goa, claiming that it will cast a wrong impression on the young minds.

Sep 14, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

Gadkari no to casinos, wants Ramdev, Sri Sri to enter tourism

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday cleared that casinos are not welcome in the country while he pitched that organisations doing "good work" like Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali group and Sri Sri Ravishankar's 'Art of Living' should create facilities at the over 1,300 islands, which are to be opened up for tourism across the country.

Jan 14, 2016, 00:36 AM IST

Government monitoring public dissent against casinos' relocation: Goa CM

 Popular anger against the proposed relocation of casinos from the Mandovi river off Panaji to other rivers in the state's hinterland is being monitored, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said.

Aug 22, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

Goa offshore casinos should not be relocated in river: Cong

Opposition Congress in Goa on Monday opposed the move of state government to relocate the off-shore casino vessels in the river saying these vessels should be sent in the sea.

Jun 15, 2015, 14:05 PM IST

Macau casinos seek resort cure for China gambling hangover

As revenue plummets at China`s only legal gambling hub, global casino operators have a new mantra - what happens in Vegas, must also happen in Macau.

May 27, 2015, 03:05 AM IST

Court will slap me in face, if I get rid of casinos: Goa CM

 If he gets rid of Goa`s offshore casinos, he will get a slap in the face from the judiciary, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.

Mar 12, 2015, 00:17 AM IST

NBA commissioner Adam Silver calls for federal move to allow sport bets

NBA commissioner Adam Silver called Thursday for changes to US laws that ban gambling on sports events in most states, saying American attitudes have changed regarding such betting.

Nov 14, 2014, 10:10 AM IST

Goa govt decides to keep casinos shut on Gandhi Jayanti

 Goa government today took a decision to keep the casinos across the state closed for 24 hours on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Oct 01, 2014, 20:20 PM IST

Goa govt decides to keep casinos shut on Gandhi Jayanti

Goa government on Wednesday took a decision to keep the casinos across the state closed for 24 hours on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Oct 01, 2014, 18:55 PM IST

I counted cards at casinos: Ben Affleck

Actor Ben Affleck has admitted he has been caught counted cards at Las Vegas casinos.

Sep 19, 2014, 08:59 AM IST

First stop casinos if against pub culture: Congress to BJP

If pub culture was destroying Goa, then why doesn`t the BJP government in the state act against casinos too, the Congress asked Monday.

Jul 15, 2014, 01:57 AM IST

AAP focus in Goa: Illegal mining, casinos

Illegal mining, the casino industry and real estate regulation could be the issues likely to feature in the Goa Aam Aadmi Party`s election manifesto, a party member said.

Feb 26, 2014, 10:45 AM IST

Ban on Goans from casinos discriminatory: Casino promoter

A leading casino operator in Goa has said the government`s proposed ban on local people from entering casinos is "discriminatory" and would hit the state`s hospitality industry.

Jan 17, 2014, 09:08 AM IST

Macau casinos hit jackpot with USD 45B revenue

The tiny Chinese city of Macau has again smashed its annual record for casino earnings as revenues last year hit a staggering USD 45 billion, further underlining its outsize position as the world`s biggest gambling market.

Jan 02, 2014, 15:20 PM IST

Lanka to offer tax breaks to set up casinos

In an effort to boost tourism, Sri Lanka plans to offer tax concessions to firms for operating casinos in Colombo despite protests from the opposition and from within the ruling coalition.

Oct 22, 2013, 15:15 PM IST

`Unverified foreigners in casinos pose threat to Goa security`

The credentials of foreigners employed in Goa`s casinos should be verified as they could be a "risk" to the state`s security, the Congress said on Saturday.

Oct 05, 2013, 15:41 PM IST

Goa casinos contribute Rs 135 cr revenue in 2012-13

Casinos, a key attraction for tourists visiting Goa, contributed a healthy Rs 135.45 crore to the state government`s coffers in fiscal 2012-13.

Apr 13, 2013, 11:01 AM IST

CIA keeping tab on Goa casinos?

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday dodged a query from a legislator who asked if US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials are in the state to probe casinos and their alleged links to terrorist activities.

Apr 09, 2013, 14:00 PM IST