Locals in Goa to be debarred from casinos: Goa CM

Parrikar said that new rules for the Goa Gaming Act would be notified by 28 February.

‘There will be an important clause in the new rules which will ban entry of locals into casinos,’ Parrikar said, adding that locals would be debarred from entering both onshore as well offshore casinos in Goa.

Only tourists would be allowed to enter casinos, he said. The new rules would make it mandatory for customers to prove that they are not domiciled in Goa, by producing government documents, he said.

The Goa government would a appoint gaming commissioner to regulate the affairs of the casino industry, the Goa chief minister said.

‘Initially, we may ask a district collector to be a gaming commissioner, before a full time officer is appointed,’ he said.
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