Goa’s River Mandovi Casinos Given Six Month Extension

Goa’s River Mandovi casinos were granted another six-month operating extension, by Goa’s state cabinet until September 30, due to an alternative relocation site that has yet to be identified.

Since 2013 the government has been looking to move the River Mandov offshore casinos even before the previous six-month extension expired on March 31 of this year.

The six offshore casinos that include MV Horseshoe Casino, MV Pride of Goa, MV Casino Royale, MV Argosy IV, MV Royale Flotel and MV Lucky have been granted the additional six-month extension.

In addition, the government is considering the process of renewing MV Horseshoe Casino’s licence which expired in August 2018.

Goa’s casino sector has been receiving government assistance in reaching out to stranded visitors during the current state lockdown.

Srinivas Nayak, Casino Pride Group managing director said: “We have supported 25 Georgian nationals by offering them accommodation and food after their embassy requested for the same. They are safe in our accommodation. We will take care of them till they are in a position to fly back.”

₹51 lakh was donated to the Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant’s Relief Funded by the Casino Pride Group which was matched by Deltin Group last week.

Jaydev Mody, chairman of the Deltin party, concluded: “These are challenging times for all, and many people remain vulnerable to the COVID-19. Deltin Group believes in creating awareness amongst general public about the pandemic and providing humanitarian aid to the needy.”