Golden Gaming International has launched Casino Golden, an off-shore casino situated at Baga’s LA Calypso Hotel, amid Goa’s elevated casino environment. The announcement follows Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s decision to revive the state’s casino business under the new Covid-19 standards.
“Casinos can open at 50% capacity on Monday (September 20th). The economy has to be revitalized, and it should begin now. It is not only the casino business but also the hospitality sector. Tourism-related events must begin,” Sawant had stated.
Golden Gaming International presently has casinos in Sikkim, Nepal, and Goa. Casino fans in Goa may expect to find Slots, Electronic Roulette Blackjack, Teen Patti, Andar Bahar, Baccarat, Casino War, Roulette, as well as live performances and amusement.
Golden Gaming is the gaming and entertainment division of the Shree Jalaram Group, a commercial conglomerate based in Mumbai. The firm has stakes in a diverse range of industries, spanning online lottery terminals, sports betting, real estate, healthcare, clothing, food and drinks, software development, and gambling.
Casino Golden claims that its facilities will follow rigorous Covid-19 procedure, including temperature checks, sterilized chips and tables, PayPass, and social distance. Tourists and locals will be permitted entry if they are completely vaccinated or present a clean RT-PCR result.
Goa features six offshore casinos and nearly a dozen more in hotels, which provide numerous job possibilities for residents while also earning significant income for the state. The prolonged shutdown of casinos harmed not just the state’s revenue but also people employed in tourism-related industries like hotels, restaurants, and taxi cabs.
According to expert assessments, the state government receives around Rs 320 crore per year from casino licensing fees and approximately Rs 1,000 crore in taxes from associated operations.
Shrinivas Nayak, the director of Majestic Pride Casino, declared that the casino business in Goa is an essential and integral element of the state’s tourism destinations.
He went on to say that unless and until the entertainment sector picks up steam, the tourist business in Goa would not be able to restore its prior rate of growth.