Bombay HC Allows Golden Globe Casino to Anchor in Mandovi

The Bombay High Court at Goa has given permission for a sixth casino vessel, M V Lucky Seven, sponsored by Golden Globe Hotel Private Limited to anchor in River Mandovi, but wants it inspected first.

The Court has requested Captain of Ports to survey the ship to inspect the engine’s working condition and to assess if it needs to be brought in by a towing crew as a rescue vessel. The survey will occur on Tuesday and the High Court has fixed the next hearing on June 26.

Petitioner Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited had previously requested the Goa government to allow the vessel to moor in River Mandovi as the ship, which is presently in the sea and in the jurisdiction of MPT, is undergoing damage due to the high saline content.

Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited, being represented by senior advocate Surendra Desai, submitted that the Goa government has, in principle, agreed to renew the expired casino license.

M V Lucky Seven is looking for the green signal to enter River Mandovi since May 19, 2017 after the government had decided to renew the expired license. The arrival of the sixth casino offers yet another destination for poker players to play poker in India.