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Delta Corp has revealed plans to build a replacement casino ship valued at about INR1.5 billion (US$21 million) as a replacement for an older ship on the Mandovi River in Goa. The new ship is expected to come into operation in mid-2022.
Farmers in Goa are protesting against losing their lands in connection with the planned International airport at Mopa. Some of the land that has been seized from them may be converted into a gaming zone.
Delta Corp’s plan to build an IR in the village of Mopa may fit in with designs by the local state government in Goa to rein in or even eliminate the offshore casinos on the River Mandovi.
The Delhi Police arrested 6,291 people in over 2,400 cases of gambling in 2020, officials said on Sunday.
Delta Corp Chairman Jaydev Mody says footfall at the company's Goa casinos were back to 60 percent of pre-Covid levels in November and 80 percent in December.
The Kerala High Court has directed the state government to make a decision on whether online gambling and betting needs to be included in the state’s gaming statute, the Kerala Gaming Act, 1960.
The government of the Indian state of Karnataka has told the High Court that it proposes to draw up regulation to cover online gambling rather than to ban the practice.