anohar Parrikar-led government, which took over the reign of the state in March this year, was accused of promoting casino culture when it reduced the entry fee from us$ 36.7 to us$ 9.19 per head. Parrikar had vowed to get casinos out of Mandovi river.
While reducing the entry fee, state government had instead increased the annual license fee to us$ 1,312,220 from us$ 1,166,313. Parrikar said he had issued suspension notice to one of the casinos. Goa has six offshore casino vessels as a part of state's casino policy.