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September 22, 2021

There are already 16 licensed venues in the state

India considers new regulation for casinos in Goa

(India).- Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the government is considering setting up a gaming commission to regulate casino operations in the state. In a written reply to the Goa assembly, Parrikar said: "Government is also considering bringing a comprehensive legislation in the matter of casinos."

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arrikar said the legislation will impose restrictions on women employees, regulate use of private chambers or rooms and seek standardized software to calibrate gaming machines. He also informed the House that there are 16 licensed casinos in the state, of which 5 are offshore. Parrikar said three licences were issued between April 2009 and March 31, 2012. "No offshore casino licenses were issued for the said period," he added.

Parrikar also said there is no mechanism in place to indicate the number of Goans visiting casinos. He further informed the House that 12 casino operators are following rules and regulation while 10 are not following them. "Action is to be taken as per provisions of law," he said.

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