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Goa collected Rs 411 crore in FY18

Goa’s government collected around Rs 411 crore (US$53.8 million) in revenue from casinos in the 2018 financial year, according to Goa Chief Minister Pramod...
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Hotel boom leads to new casino plans in Nepal

Nepal is expecting further expansion of its casino industry as five-star hotels spring up across the country ahead of a major tourism initiative next year. 
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Mandovi deadline looms as politicians wrangle

The fate of Goa’s floating casinos is still unclear as a deadline for their removal from the Mandovi River looms, with industry experts urging the government to proceed with caution when it comes to moving them to land.

Local entry ban for Goans to be finalized soon

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant has promised the legislative assembly on Wednesday that he will finalize a date to bar Goan from local casinos.“You...

Fantasy cricket start-up receives $4 mln in funding

Delhi-based online fantasy gaming platform BalleBaazi has successfully raised $4 million in Series A funding round from two private equity funds based out of...
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Silver Heritage gets $34m offer for Nepal ops

Silver Heritage said it had received an offer with an enterprise value of  $33.9 million to buy its Nepal operations from a local business man. 

Casinos may be permitted at Goa’s Mopa Airport

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant revealed to the legislative assembly that a concession agreement with a local infrastructure company could also allow the construction...

Goa considers shifting of casinos to Aguada Bay

The Goa government is examining the possibility of shifting its offshore casinos from River Mandovi to Aguada Bay, local media reports. Ports Minister Michael Lobo...

ED seizes $17 million in property from Santiago Martin

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday seized assets worth more than Rs.119 crore (US$17 million) belonging to lottery king Santiago Martin, local media reports.According to...

WinZO announces fund to help gaming startups

Real money gaming platform Winzo Games has announced a US$1.5 million fund to support local game developers in India, local media reports.Paavan Nanda, Co-founder,...

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Yokohama Chamber of Commerce launches pro-IR organization

Having telegraphed its intention to do so since March, the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has finally launched its pro-IR organization, dubbed the...

TRON reignites optimism around cryptocurrency gaming

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Anti-Casino rallies in Osaka and Tomakomai

Casino opponents continue to raise their voices, with rallies this week in Osaka and Tomakomai, both municipalities candidates for an IR development.