Goa casinos net Rs.102 crore in 20 months

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 08:00 hrs

Panaji, Jan 31 (IANS) Goa's casinos have netted a whopping Rs.102 crore in revenue collections in the last 20 months, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the state legislative assembly Thursday.

Parrikar in his written reply said that the five offshore casinos floating in the Mandovi river off Panaji netted Rs.61.44 crore, while 19 onshore ones located in five-star hotels gave the state's coffers revenue to the tune of Rs.41 crore.

Casino Royale, one of the biggest floating casinos earned a revenue of Rs.33 crore to the state government from April 2011 to December 2012, making it one of the most popular offshore casinos.

Casino Pride came in next with Rs.13.36 crore in the government kitty.

As far as land casinos go, the Goa Marriott resort topped the revenue list for the state government with 10.81 crore, while Chances casino at Vainguinim Valley, a five-star resort came in second, adding Rs.4.99 crore to the state treasury.

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