2009-07-24 03:50:44 UTC
On an other note I hope jabalpur has now developed, because 30 years ago when I represented Goa for junior hockey our team had to use pot holes to answer nature's call. At least the Portuguese left us with pig toilets. The visit to jabalpur left a sour taste and left me thinking 'did these fellows invade Goa to learn about piggy toilets?'
Goa for Goans
Goa's offshore casino business booming
22 July 2009
As reported by the Indo Asia News Service: "Once known as a hot-spot for hippies, Goa's new found reputation as a gambling destination appears to be catching on fast. In financial year 2008-09, nearly 121,000 gamblers visited the state's five offshore casinos.
"Figures released by Commissioner of Commercial Taxes ...indicate that among the casinos in the Mandovi river, off Panaji, the most popular turned out to be the oldest one - M.V. Caravela owned by Advani pleasure cruises.
"Caravela was frequented by nearly 36,000 gamblers. The casino, which has been in operation since 1999, put nearly Rs.1.39 crore into the government coffers by way of entertainment tax..."