Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:43:51 GMT | By IANS

Goa casinos net Rs 102 cr in 20 months

Goa's casinos have netted a whopping Rs 102 crore in revenue collections in the last 20 months with Casino Royale topping the list with a revenue of Rs 33 crore


Goa casinos net Rs 102 cr in 20 months (© Reuters)

Panaji: 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 Rs 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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