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Locals may be banned entering the casino, state government passing an ordinance says report

Goan casino industry is always a burning issue which comes up with more and more complications. There is no possible way out for it and these issues time to time seen updated by the government without any solution to it. There are now possibilities that the local citizens will be banned from entering casinos. The state government is on its way of passing rules for the Gaming Commission, that is proposed to be set up to regulate the state casino industry, and ban on local citizens from entering casinos. Read the complete report here.

[su_expand more_text=”READ MORE” less_text=” ” height=”0″ hide_less=”yes” link_style=”button” link_align=”center”] As reported by the Economic Times Additional Secretary (Home) Sanjiv Gadkar told PTI, “The rules have been already been framed and the file will now move to state Chief Secretary and then to the Chief Minister. These rules will be notified within 20 days.”

He added, Once the rules are notified, the state will have a Gaming Commission with various regulatory clauses, including banning locals from entering casinos. After the rules come into force, only non-Goans will be allowed.

As said by Mr. Gadkar if a Goan wants to visit casino this is what he said the procedure will be, “In case a Goan wants to go, he will have to take special permission from the Gaming Commissioner for the same.”

The Gaming Commissioner will be appointed by the state government, who is declared as an authority to control  casino industry in Goa. Once the Gaming Commissioner is appointed he will decide places where the offshore casino vessels can be moored.

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The children below 18 years are already banned by the state government from entering the gaming area of the casino and are allowed in the restaurant and other non-gaming areas.

Goa has around 14 land-based and four offshore casinos.

Source: Economic Times

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