Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has decided that casino policy would be bought in only once the mining issue is solved, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said on Wednesday. He said that the government had give permission and allocated a place for one casino to shift to Verem side. Now th egovernment was waiting for the casino owners to decide a date to shift.
Lobo said out of 6 casino only one casino would be shifted to other side of Mandovi. He also reiterated that no new casinos would be allowed from now onwards into river Mandovi. Replacement of vessel have been allowed. Michael also said it would take a minimum of 7 years to shift off-shore casinos to land.