A complaint was submitted to the Vasco Police Station and filed by Adv Yemane D”Souza – General Secretary of Generation Next – an NGO in Goa headed by Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat in Goa today.
According to the complaint, a copy of which is with IndyaWire.com, the Government of Goa had issued license to M/s Trade Wings Hotels Ltd to operate and run slot and games’ amusement machines on 17th August 2010. The license expired on 16th August 2015 according to Kamat and the license has not yet been renewed, but the resort continues to operate and run the slot and gambling machines with impunity, alleges Kamat.
Further, Kamat says in his complaint letter to the police, that Bogmalo Beach Resort‘s 5-star classification has also expired and hence it is not eligible for the renewal of a Casino license under Section 13A of the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act.
In spite of the expiry of both licenses – 5-star classification as well as Casino license, Bogmalo Beach Resort at Bogmalo continues to operate its Casino with scant respect for the law, right under the nose of the police and Government of Goa. Both the police and the Home Department – headed by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar are aware of this issue, but have done nothing to book the erring Casino operators, Kamat alleged.