Goa Activates Six Casino Licenses

In a small Indian state on Wednesday the Bharatiya Janata Party government came to power granting casino licenses. Offshore sixth after being given a deadline of 24 hours by the Mumbai High Court.

Despite winning an outright majority in the most recent local elections in 2012 it was backed by promises to close all floating and land-based casinos. The conservative government has now suffered defeat and was granted a license to local operator Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited.

The company run by former government minister Gopal Kanda previously revealed that the new floating casino will be christened Maharaja Casino. As well as will sit on the Mandovi River next to Deltin Royale Deltin Jaqk and Deltin Caravela of Delta Corporation Limited and Pride Casino Carnival Pride and Casino.

According to a report from The Times Of India newspaper Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited filed a lawsuit against the Goan government. It alleges that they have not received their casino license despite handing over $ 6 million in five-year licenses in September. The operator further argued that officials had failed to authorize the change of use petition.

The Mumbai High Court, one of India’s second highest courts, agreed with the plaintiffs in January. Ordered the Goan government to make a final decision within four weeks. It ended last month amid continuing legal

Goa Activates Six Casino Licenses But Maharaja Casino’s future is far from secure. As Goa is currently holding its final round of local elections the final results are expected to be announced this weekend. Despite claims that state casinos are responsible for around 10 thousand direct and indirect jobs. As well as helping to attract at least some of the 2 million tourists who visit the area each year. Aam Aadmi’s opposition party and India’s National Congress party previously vowed not to renew any expiring licenses.

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