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Goa casinos to reopen after four months of closures

Casinos in Goa will be allowed to reopen Monday, allowing those who are fully vaccinated, or provide a negative Covid-19 test to enter.

Delta’s Goa casinos closure extended to August 2nd

India’s Delta Corp. says that the government of Goa has extended restrictions in the state until August 2nd, mandating the closure of the company’s casinos

Goa casinos to remain closed as Covid restrictions extended to July 19

Delta Corp, India's largest casino operator, said its casinos in Goa will remain closed until at least July 19 after the government extended restrictions due to a surge in Covid. 

Goa casinos remain closed until June 7

Casinos in Goa are set to remain shut for at least another four days, as the country continues to grapple with the latest outbreak of covid-19. 

Goa casinos ask for license fee waiver

Delta Corp and the casino industry in Goa has asked for a waiver in license fees for the period the properties were forced to close last year due to the pandemic.

Goa casinos contribute US$175 million in revenue

Goa's casino industry has contributed revenue of over Rs 1277.29 crore ($175 million) to the State exchequer in the last nine years since 2012, the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told parliament last week.

State government aiming to officially ban locals from Goa casinos

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told his state assembly that draft rules banning entry of Goa residents into casinos are under consideration of the state government.

Political party calls for Goa casinos to be shuttered over Covid cluster

Amid reports of more than a dozen persons testing positive for Covid-19 in Goa's offshore casinos, the Aam Aadmi Party has demanded their closure, fearing a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Widespread violations of Covid protections reported at Goa casinos

Panjim Mayor Uday Madkaikar has indicated that the newly reopened offshore casinos in Goa have been widely violating Covid-19 protection regulations by not enforcing the wearing of masks, social distancing, and other requirements.

SOPs belatedly issued for Goa casinos

Almost a week after the Goa state government officially announced that local casinos could reopen, it finally issued the SOPs regarding Covid-19 prevention that were expected to be a necessary condition for reopening.