There is a need to bring control in casinos. If this continues, Goa will go out of the hands of the government and will be controlled by casino lobbies. Tomorrow, the casinos will control Goa. Casinos will decide who the CM is, who the minister is," Madkaikar said while adding that he had personally visited casinos in Las Vegas, Macao and Singapore.
The MLA also urged chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar to visit international casinos to understand their repercussions on a state's society.
Ironically, Madkaikar also highlighted that the state government was losing revenue from the casino industry due to lack of a proper monitoring system of entry and the non implementation of the gaming commissioner
"Revenue leakage is happening in Casinos. There is no control over entry fees," Madkaikar said.
While stating that Goa was the third largest destination for casinos, Madkaikar said that some of the major casino players in Las Vegas, Singapore and Macao had a stake in Goan casinos.