Off-shore casinos to be closed in Goa : Confirms Pramod Sawant

Panaji : Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said his government “will consider” the state BJP unit’s request to shut down the off-shore casinos operating in the state.

There are six off-shore casinos are currently working in the Mandovi river in Panaji.

There has been a demand from a section of people to shift the vessels from the Mandovi river. State BJP unit president Vinay Tendulkar on Tuesday submitted a letter to the government demanding that these off-shore casinos be shut.

“If people don’t want onshore casinos, which function from five-star hotels, then they should also be closed along with the off-shore casinos,” he said.

Pramod Sawant told reporters on Wednesday that he received the letter sent by Mr Tendulkar. “The government will definitely consider there presentation and act accordingly,” he said.

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