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Casinos in Goa asked to remain shut on Gandhi Jayanti

The Home department issued a notification, asking the casinos in Goa o shut down their operations for 24 hours on Gandhi Jayanti.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2017 20:26 IST
The Goa government directed all the casinos in the state to remain shut for a day on Gandhi Jayanti.
The Goa government directed all the casinos in the state to remain shut for a day on Gandhi Jayanti.(HT File Photo)

The Goa government directed on Friday all the off-shore as well as the on-shore casinos in the state to remain shut for a day on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Home department issued a notification, asking the casinos to shut down their operations for 24 hours on that day.

“In order to pay homage and respect to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, the Goa government will observe a dry day on October 2,” the order stated.

“All the casino licensees are directed by the Department of Home to stop the operations of the casinos in Goa on October 2, from 12 am for 24 hours,” the order added.

There are five off-shore casinos anchored in Mandovi river, while over dozen of land casinos are operational in five-star hotels across the state.