Laxmikant Parsekar, the Goa Chief Minister, has decided that he will not make a decision about whether the sixth offshore casino in the country will be renewed. Parsekar will be leaving the decision up to the new government.
There is support for the license to be renewed, but Parsekar would rather leave the decision making up to the new government, according to a report by the Times of India. Parsekar stated that the new government can make the decision after it is formed on March 11th.
In the filing, Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited claimed that officials of Goa had not authorized their change-of-use petition for their selected vessel as well as given them mooring permissions. The court reportedly gave the government four weeks to make the decision on licensing. Golden Globe Hotels earlier operated the Casino Mint vessel.
According to Parsekar, the government did collect the renewal license fee and dues but that does not bind the state government to providing licensing renewal.