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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

7 Casino boats of Goa

The seven  offshore Casino Boats in Goa / Panaji
(Actually, they are all operating in the busy river Mandovi along with Fishing boats -
Trawlers, Canoes, Mining Barges, Passenger ferryboats, River Cruise boats, Casino feeder boats etc)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk58/7978574756/sizes/l/in/photostream/

The first (2002)
Casino Goa / Caravela
Advani Pleasure Cruises Pvt. Ltd.

www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk5/2537683787/


Now Casino PRIME Nov/Dec 2011
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk46/6565635599/in/photostream/


Change of guards again?
Back to old Name ‘Caravela’ July/Aug 2012
 (now disappeared late 2013 replaced by Detin Jaqk)


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 How much is the Casino Entry Fee?
 It was around Rs. 200 in the begining but around April 2010,
 Congress Govt raised it to Rs.2000 (to discourage Locals / Goans).
However, when BJP Govt took over in March 2012,
the entry fees slashed to just Rs.500 thus reducing it by 75%.
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Second: Around Dec. 2007
Casino RIO
The Hotel Leela Ventures
Now, MINT Casino run by the MDLR group

(now (late 2013) Taken over or confiscated by Goa Govt for non-payment of dues etc)


(not in operation since Oct. 2009 but the boat still seen around)
www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk5/2471285011/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk46/6565626129/sizes/l/

Third: Around May 2008
Pride of Goa
Goa Coastal Resorts and Recreation Pvt Ltd

(IMO 9093830, size 66.14m x 19m, year built 1994)



Or Casino Pride
www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk5/2536657045/
www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk21/3793091832/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk46/6565634907/


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BJP trains guns at off-shore casinos
PANJIM, FEB 20, 2009
Allowing the government four-week time to take action, BJP on Friday issued warning to the State Government to disallow operations of casinos on Mandovi River.
Leader of the Opposition Manohar Parrikar told a press conference that BJP would be forced to launch an agitation if casinos are not removed from Mandovi by March 15.
Charging that Digambar Kamat 'takes any rot', Parrikar said some of the casinos are being allowed to operate without proper permissions.
He said, of the seven casinos, which are operational now, Casino Royal, King's Casino, Pride of Goa and recently launched Casino Maharaja, do not have permissions from Director General of Shipping.
It is a 'big casino scam' involving the whole Cabinet, chief minister's office and senior bureaucrats, with beneficiaries receiving Rs 3-4 crore, as kickbacks, he alleged.
Stating that the casinos have not obtained NOCs from Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), he said he has written to the Goa State Pollution Control Board as to how these casinos are disposing off sewage and whether it is being dumped into the Mandovi.
According to Parrikar, a lot of illegalities are being committed on onshore casinos even as government disputes the situation. He claimed to have video recordings to prove that all kinds of card games are allowed to be played there.
Parrikar also charged that chief minister's office exerted pressure on excise officials to release Casino Royal. It was eventually released without even payment of adequate excise duty.
Making another allegation, Parrikar said, Senior officials from chief minister's office pressurised the Customs to release the vessel (Herald).
        !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The then Opp. Leader in now Goa's Chief Minister BJP Govt. eff. March 2012
He  now says all Casinos will be out of Mandovi River by March 2017 thus giving himself 5 years notice as against 4 weeks notice he gave to then Cong. Govt to shift Casinos out of the river.
        !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Fourth: Around May 2008
King’s Casino
Victor group of Hotels

Now Delta Corp Ltd




(not in operation since March 2010 nor the boat seen around)
www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk17/3295752340/

Here is a Video - Riverside walk with view of Casino boats etc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro9zqTCL0ko



Fifth: Oct 2008
Casino Royale  24.10.08
High Street Cruises and Entertainment Pvt Ltd / Delta Corp Ltd

(IMO  9507439. Size 70mx13.4m, year of built 2008)


www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk15/2971672001/sizes/l/
www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk16/3236348819/


Sixth: Feb. 2009
Casino Maharajah  - Feb 2009

(San Domino PNJ 690,  IMO 8807129, size 68.49m x 11.8m, year built 1989)
Creative Gaming Solution, a subsidiary of Mumbai-based
Pan India Network Infravest Pvt Ltd (Pinipl), Essel Group



Never operated ever since it anchored here in Feb 2009
www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk17/3287570419/
www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk22/4169948470/
www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk17/3288388534/

below Pic August 22, 2017

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/36737206265/in/photostream/

Seventh (Feb.22, 2010)
Boa Sorte

(PNJ 670,  IMO 9092484 size 69.30m x 14.18m, year built 1991)

 
Casino Carnival
(Re-christened as Casino Pride 2 as from April 2014, see pics below)
Goa-based Salgaoncars industrial group / Goa Marriott
www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk23/4378123075/sizes/l/

 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk26/4699258621/sizes/l/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk35/5310199653/sizes/l/in/photostream/

There are reports doing rounds that some casino boats/licenses 
taken over by others (existing)

4in1 pic (May 2008)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk5/2503334740/sizes/l/in/photostream/


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As of date (Sept 2012), only 4 of the seven casino boats are  operating.
Viz. Royale, Carnival,  Pride and Caravela
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Casino feeder boats
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk28/4960732935/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk46/6565631183/


Some night Scene Pics


Night scene
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk34/5247517116/in/photostream/













Royale (this has now become Deltin Jaqk
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk35/5306661249/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk35/5307254550/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk35/5306662631/

Jaqk
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/11617292834/in/photostream

maharajah
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk17/3287559607/


 Pride
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk1/2562029558/






http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk25/4519992008/



Pride 2

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/15394680403/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/15988521736/in/photostream/

Carnival
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk41/5837267447/



Deltin Caravela



Casino Entry point
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk28/4946243282/



Carnival close-up
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk28/4920742861/

 Mint by the bridge
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk46/6565628181/

more video clips here

3in1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd-dhZ0lq78

City riverside walk - Casino boats etc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4zND_2pb20


 
nite scene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQfYgN_ISk

Boa Sort
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndy2ZFzBDW8

 more
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXeyFcamjsI

Video Riverside walk  Oct. 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4zND_2pb20

update: 26.5.2013
Latest arrival 26.5.13 Horse Shoe (Delta Corp Ltd)
size 85m x 22m


http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/8852488201/in/photostream/

Casino DELTIN ROYALE 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/8852437149/sizes/l/in/photostream/

night time view - Deltin started operating from 16th Aug 2013

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar writes..
Parrikar first said on his facebook wall, permission to Horse-shoe rejected..
then 2.5 months later accepted? Typical U-Turn

quote
on June 5, Parrikar said (from his Facebook wall)
A vicious campaign is currently being run about supposed change in stance by my Government on the issue of casino. I would like to put it on record that my stand on casinos has not changed. To put the things in perspective, let me point out the below facts/comments:- 6 licenses were issued during Congress regime without following any procedure. I am firm in my stand that no new licenses will be issued by my Government. The actual number of operating offshore casinos has come down to 3. (actually, there are 4 now -June 2013, including Deltin)

- About the highly debated and publicized Horseshoe casino, please note that it is only a vessel. Permission for starting of casino has been rejected.

What is surprising is that despite of clarification, which is already in public domain through media, some publicity seekers with vested interests have chosen to spread blatant lies with regards to the Government’s stand on the issue. I am sure this clarification will set record straight.


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/9467857456/


details
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/8842346374/

 At sunset



3in1 Pride-Mint-Royale
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/8853097662/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Video (latest 27/5/13)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8hb_eHsLf4



Update: May 2014
Casino boats back to 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Uspe1o1DM


Casino Pride 2
(night time view)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14374634498/in/photostream









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Goa's first and second Casino boats now rusting in peace?

Goa’s First Casino boat Caravela
Now, Rust in peace?
Near Chicalim river
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14231502369/in/photostream/
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14416862402/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14395025256/in/photostream/

Second Casino boat of Goa
Leela, Mint, MDLR, Kanda
Rusting in peace, near Chicalim river
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14231545360/in/photostream

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Update June 2016
8th Casino coming soon..

So far we have.. (in operation)
MV Pride of Goa (Casino Pride)
MV Horseshoe ( Deltin Royal)
MV Boa Sorte (Casino Pride 2)
MV Casino Royale (Deltin JAQK)
MV Royale Flotel (Deltin Caravela) - Newest
seen anchored in River Mandovi 15.6.16 (pic)
60.2 mt by 13 mt vessel owned by the parent company, Delta Corp Ltd is fitted with a spa featuring Jacuzzi hot-tubs and claims a five star hotel rating with the largest room size in India

owner: Delta Pleasure Cruise Co Ltd
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/27101453104/in/photostream
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/27639003241/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/27103332223/in/photostream

Update 5.8.2016

Ali re ali Aachi Panaji Madhye ali
Konn ali re?
Anaki ek  Casino bai ali.
 Rejected by Brittonkars, Raibondrkars and accepted by Ponnjekars?
Anchored at Panaji in-between Deltin Royale and Maharajah casino on 5.8.16 morning

M V Royal Flotel
KWR 050
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/30182080553/

5 operating Casino boats
https://youtu.be/ZzxIqXbm64o

Pic August 22,  2017

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/36567286162/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/36690161686/in/photostream/


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As of date (Feb 2017),
only 5 of the 6 casino boats are operating.
MV Pride of Goa (Casino Pride)
MV Horseshoe ( Deltin Royal)
MV Boa Sorte (Casino Pride 2)
MV Casino Royale (Deltin JAQK)
MV Royale Flotel (Deltin Caravela)

Maharajah Casino although seen in the river since 2009, never started its casino operations

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Update: 13.7.2017
Gopal Kanda's Casino MV Lucky Seven waiting to enter River Mondovi.  Presently 13, 14, 15 July seen anchored near the river mouth, Miramar beach sea (Arabian sea)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35551619760/in/dateposted-public/
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35551631140/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35544586000/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35892241576/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35544568270/in/photostream/

Short video clip - 14.7.17
https://youtu.be/zXzrypSYUxk

Update: 16.7.17

Video:
Lucky Seven finally grounded at Miramar beach 16.7.17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RdwspGsghg

Pics

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35567533130/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35915113766/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35956142495/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35915094836/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35956127415/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35146654743/in/photostream/
Another video of grounded  Lucky 7
day 6


https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/35888695314/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/36677026096/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/36327898940/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/36327854420/in/photostream/
Video: August 16 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3cn84FAONo

Name: Lucky Seven *
Flag: Panama *
IMO: 8943703 *
Gross Tonnage: 5570
Vessel Type: PASSENGERS SHIP
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 66.11m x 23.8m
Year built: 1996
Type of Vessel: Passenger Ship

* info visible on the ship
Source: Marine Traffic

more updates on Lucky seven here
 http://joegoauk-pointofview.blogspot.com/2017/07/grounded-mv-lucky-seven-at-miramar.html

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Breaking news 24.7.2017
There could be no offshore casino boats from the year 2021
A bill in this respect likely to come up in the next Assembly session November/December 2017
bringing an end to the offshore casino in 3 years from now.
However, those operating offshore or river casinos, if they wish, can apply for land casino before their licenses expire.
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