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Casinos in Sikkim and Goa have been granted permission to reopen from November 1 after eight months of being shut down because of COVID-19.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday stated that “From November 1, we have given the casinos permissions to start. They will have to follow all the SOPs as issued to them by the Home Department and with 50% capacity they can start. We need to promote tourism activity.”
Sawant also said that instead of paying annual fees, casino operators could now pay for their licence fees on a monthly basis.
Delta Corp, the largest casino operator in India, said in a release that its “casino in Sikkim will resume operations from November 1, 2020, in accordance with applicable safety norms prescribed by the Government of Sikkim and Central Government.”