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Panaji Mayor Surendra Furtado claimed that Goa should look to London for gaming regulation since there "casinos are only a part of the offering" rather than Las Vegas which is "a city of casinos, for casinos and by casinos."  

Police in Mumbai have formally charged the former owner of the Chennai Super Kings cricket team in the country's match fixing scandal that has overtaken the Twenty20 league.  Gurunath Meiyappan, son in law of the chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, and Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh were charged with 

Police arrested more than 100 people in raids on suspected gambling dens in Pune and Ahmedabad. The Pune raid targeted a lottery center

 

where police said the illegal numbers game matka was also operated. Officers arrested the manager, 14 agents and 53 suspected customers. The Ahmedabad raids involved six separate operations over two days, with more than 40 people arrested in total, including the son of a police official.

The National Green Tribunal, a special court for environmental cases, issued an interim order barring new floating casinos in the Mandovi River

 

and forbidding existing ones from dumping waste there.  The Goa Pollution Control Board was instructed to inspect the Mandovi's floating casinos.

Police have registered a case against Prashant Surlikar, an employee of Goan Carnival and Leisure Private Ltd., for depositing three

 

counterfeit 1,000 rupee ($15) notes at a State Bank of India branch in Panaji. Goan Carnival operates both onshore and offshore Casino Carnival properties in Goa.

Panaji police are investigating an abuse complaint filed by a steward on the Casino Pride against director Srinivas Nayak. The woman said Nayak had verbally abused her in front of colleagues on the floating casino by calling her "characterless" repeatedly over six months. Nayak has denied the allegations.

The Congress party requested a probe by the Securities Exchange Board of India and the Central Bureau of Investigation into whether Manohar Parrikar, the Goa chief minister, or his Bharatiya Janata Party benefitted from insider trading or kickbacks from the approval granted to Delta Corp. to open the M.V. Horseshoe, the country's largest floating casino, earlier this month. Legislator Alex Reginaldo Lourenço claimed Delta shares had moved irregularly over the past month but Parrikar dismissed his claims as baseless.

 

Surendra Furtado, mayor of Panaji where Goa's floating casinos sell tickets and board customers, said the city would not issues licenses for casino offices despite the state's licensing of Delta Corp.'s M.V. Horseshoe last week to become the largest floating casino. Delta however already has an office in Panaji to serve its other floating casinos, though the city council voted in May to require all casino offices to close.

Police arrested 41 people in raids on illegal gambling dens in Pune and Allahabad. Seven of 25 arrested in Pune were charged with operating an illegal parlor and all the suspects were released on bail. The 19 arrested at a house in an upscale neighborhood of Allahabad included a special operations policemen and a high court lawyer. The police also seized four six vehicles in the raid. A police official said gamblers were charged 2,500 rupees-5,000 rupees ($39-$78) a day.

 

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