Casino operators intend to withdraw court petitions

PTI, PANAJI | 21 September 2010 23:12 IST

Goa off shore casino operators today said they were reconsidering their petitions filed against the state government after the recent cabinet decision not to shift casino vessels away away from Mandovi river.

The lawyers, representing casino operators, made the submission before Goa bench of Bombay High Court this morning that they intend to withdraw the petitions contesting state government's order. 

They said they are yet to receive the formal cabinet decision which has reversed its own resolution to shift off shore casino vessels to Aguada bay. 

The cabinet in February 2009 had decided to shift all seven casino vessels away from Mandovi River after protests from civil groups and opposition party, BJP. 

The state cabinet, last week, decided to relocate the casinos within the Mandovi river basin deviating from its earlier stand to shift them to Aguada Bay. 

The division bench comprising Justice D G Karnik and Justice F M Reis told the lawyers that whoever wants to continue with the case can do it. 

The bench gave time till tomorrow to the casino operators to decide on the petition or else the hearing would continue from Monday.    

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I feel Its no harm in having casino cruises in Goa, if you dont like, dont go.

- Sarvesh, Panjim | 06 th October 2010 02:19

 

What made the cabinet to convene a special meeting and reverse its own decision? The common man would love to know the inside story!

Is it because some of the casinos are owned by the politicians and run on proxy name?

Or is it the money power of the influential owners which prompted the Cabinet decision?

And is this decision final? What about the nuisance to traffic caused by the Casinos?

And what about the dirt and other pollution to Mandovi waters? Or is it that the river fish tastes better with all the dirt flowing in the river? Will the Govt. permit more casinos in the river?

What is meant by off shore casino? Can it be anchored in a river? How many local corrupt people spend their ill gotten wealth in those casinos?

Is there any method of keeping a check on the tax collection mechanism for those casinos?

The common man would love to know these answers!

- jmaes silva, margao | 23 rd September 2010 18:33

 

Massimo, man..seems u have a lot of russian influence.....but ..ur suggestion sounds good....na rahegi baaz na bajeghi bansuri

- Ranvotti, UAE | 23 rd September 2010 16:56

 

all the boat owners from ribander betim and verem,if you'll think the floating casinos are a manace to your operations sue the captain of ports and the tourism department. and if your petitions are not heard,than one last chance action prove better words

Find some old boats whose licence is about ot expire along with its life span insure and ram it straight into the floating menance and the story is over, A lesson well taught to the gamblers,miners and ministers. Hence all other action should also be similar before the elections. Behave like the russians-

Scorch, heat and dust

- massimo, emqon | 22 nd September 2010 09:40

 

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