16+ CR GTD
MPL Poker
Click here to get the latest issue of our e-Magazine
Pokersaint
No SOPs for Goa's Casino Industry as Restart Date Passes Gambling
Donna Amo
Posted on 02 Nov, 2020
By Donna Amo
On 02 Nov, 2020
Share
By Donna Amo
On 02 Nov, 2020
Share

No SOPs for Goa’s Casino Industry as Restart Date Passes


Casinos have always played an important role in Goa’s tourism, drawing huge crowds of tourists to its flashy and thrilling atmosphere. However, the casino industry took a major hit this year due to the pandemic, forcing them to shut down all operations, deeply affecting the state’s economy.

When October rolled in, exciting news from the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) came through when they announced that the casinos would be permitted to open from 1 November, provided they functioned at 50 percent capacity while following the standard operating procedure (SOP) dictated by the government.

But even as the restart date for the casinos passes, the state government has still not released any SOPs for the industry. The home department informed that they had not received any news or cabinet decisions from the general administration department (GDA). Without these guidelines, the reopening of the casinos would have to be delayed until operators are able to take the right steps to ensure the safety of their staff and guests.

goa casino 2

A senior official from the department assured that they were working on an SOP, keeping it ready so that when the cabinet decision is released, the SOP would be issued at the earliest. Srinivas Naik, Casino Pride director, told that he has not received any information from the state government yet but is waiting for the official order and for SOP to start operations.

Locals and tourists are eagerly waiting for the opening of these casinos, as they are a significant part of the culture and economy of Goa. The recent news of their potential reopening has created an excited buzz among the people, who are now expecting the industry to get back on its usual money-making hum, maybe not immediately but gradually.

Thrilled about casinos opening in Goa and more such news? Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com

Calling Station's 1 Cr GTD Battle of Grinders series till 14 Nov!


Tagged : 

More News

Casinos in Goa to Open from 1 November
Gambling
28 Oct,2020 

Casinos in Goa to Open from 1 November

Casinos integral to Goa tourism Sanjay Dutt
Poker
13 May,2019 

Casinos integral to Goa tourism: Sanjay Dutt

Second edition of Gutshot e-mag Out Now; FREE for all
Poker
17 Oct,2020 

October Edition of Gutshot E-Magazine Out Now; ...


Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Dangal

Top 10 Poker Rooms

Pokersaint box banner

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE


    • Accept .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt files only. and Max file size 20MB.

    Natural8 Tournament Guarantees July

    SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE


      • Accept .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt files only. and Max file size 20MB.

      Natural8 Tournament Guarantees July