Daman and Silvassa Could Be the Next Casino Destinations in India After Goa

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    • #27465
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      India may soon add some new gaming destinations on its map in a bid to attract tourists. At present only Goa and Sikkim having gaming licenses and brick and mortar casinos but the Union Territories of Daman, Diu, Dara and Nagar Haveli could soon join this list.

      According to a report recently published in the Times of India, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has submitted a request to the central government to permit gaming at the above-mentioned Union Territories. The proposal was part of a master plan to improve tourism at these places and included several measure such as availability of imported wines and spirits, improving road network and declaring 2014-2015 as tourism year.

      According to the report, Vishamber Shewakramani, chairman, Daman Diu and Silvassa sub-committee of HRAWI, commented, “The Union Territories could be developed as gambling hot spots as they are strategically located between Gujarat and Maharashtra. Enabling gaming machines and casinos in Daman and Silvassa will help in attracting more tourists.”

      Industry sources suggest that Delta Corporation Ltd, which already operates two casinos in Goa, is planning to start a hotel-cum-casino in Daman. The company is bullish on the rising demand of gaming in the country and this move would certainly consolidate its dominant position in the market.

    • #27466
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      Daman May Soon Emerge as the Macau of the East, Can the Indian Government Rise to the Challenge!


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