Bombay High Court Grants Conditional Permit For 6th Offshore Casino in Goa

The Bombay High Court has granted permission for a 6th casino in Goa’s Mandovi River, subject to it passing inspections. The casino – M V Lucky Seven, promoted by Golden Globe Hotel Private Limited (GGHPL), has been waiting for permission to enter the Mandovi since May 19th.

According to the HC, the Captain of Ports (CoP) must first survey the vessel which is presently at sea.

Advocate Surendra Desai representing GGHPL, stressed that the vessel was being damaged at sea owing to the high salinity levels of the water and as a result, must be allowed to enter the river-waters immediately.

The court will resume proceedings at it’s next hearing on 3rd July.

WSOP: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Considered the ultimate test of a poker player’s credentials, the $50,000 Poker Players Championship is finally underway at the WSOP. The tournament tests a player’s skill in all formats of the game; not just NLHE and PLO.

Among the big names participating this year are Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Johhny Chan and Gus Hansen. Surprisingly, Daniel “jungleman12” Cates was the first to exit the tournament, losing out to Mark Gregorich in the No-Limit Hold’em round. Gregorich had the simple task of calling with his pocket Aces to Cates’ shove with Ace-King suited.

Previous winners of the Poker Players Championship include stellar names from the poker world such as David “Chip” Reese and Freddy Deeb. Last year’s winner, Brian Rast became only the second player to claim the tournament a second time after Michael Mizrachi.

Kevin Hart and Usain Bolt Feature in PokerStars #Gameon Campaign

PokerStars and Gravity Road, a London-based creative agency, are pitting Kevin Hart and Usain Bolt in a social media battle. Incidentally, PokerStars used a similar strategy perviously with sports celebtries like Neymar Jr, Cristiano Ronaldo and Dwayne Wade.

#Gameon will witness the 2 superstars face-off in a battle of wits with the multi Olympic gold-medal winner firing the first salvo. Not one to be left behind, Hart fired back with a tweet of his own soon after.

With social media as the battleground, the war of words will continue through this year and will culminate on the felts at the PokerStars Bahamas 2018.

GST Playing Spoilsport Already?

The much heralded GST or Goods and Services Tax came into effect on 1st July and is the largest tax overhaul in our history.

However, the lottery industry is complaining about being placed in the 28% tax bracket. As a result, the industry is projected to lose between 8-10 lakh jobs according to a report on GLaws. The effects of GST are already being felt with Essel group’s PlayWin, one of the biggest lottery operators in India, announce a 30% hike on lottery tickets via Twitter.

 

 

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