Goa to appoint gaming commissioner

Goa, one of the three states in India that has legalised casino gaming, will name a Gaming Commissioner within the next two weeks, Intergame reports.

The new commissioner will oversee the casino industry in the state, but will not have the power to decide the location of casinos.

Earlier this month, the government came under fire for allowing the MV Royal Flotel Deltin Caravela casino to anchor on the River Mandovi. Locals have protested in the past and forced the government to order all floating casinos on the River Mandovi to look for new waters.

Once again local and political groups threatened to hold protests and the government quickly made a decision to move the Caravela casino to Ribandar.