The Indian state of Goa is about to launch a rescue campaign for a floating casino, was announced today October 16, 2017. The sixth "offshore" casino of the state has been floating around in a river for a few months now, but it really needs to be brought to the side. Due to the bad weather this has not been possible before.
Damaged casino due to bad weather
The sixth "offshore" casino of the state of Goa was launched onto the river just before the start of the local monsoon season. Port officials advised waiting with the launch of the casino, but owner Golden Globe Hotels decided to launch the casino at that time. Due to the bad weather of the monsoon season, the casino is damaged. That is why the casino has to be recovered now, but this is not that easy. The bad weather has considerably hampered the salvage action so far.
A few months until a new opening
Once the floating casino has been landed, it must be repaired. This is expected to take two to three months. The casino needs to be renovated in order to be able to float safely at sea. Golden Globe Hotels also has to pay its environmental damage certificate. If the environmental damage certificate is not paid, the casino is not allowed on the sea yet. It will therefore take a while before the sixth "offshore" casino of Goa is taken into use.