Panaji, Sep 30: The Goa government has asked the casinos in the state to remain closed on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
A notification to this effect was issued today by Home Department. The casinos have been asked to shut down on October 2 to pay homage and respect to Gandhi, it said.
Under Secretary (Home) Rohan J Kaskar said that the directions should be adhered to scrupulously. Goa will also observe a dry day on October 2.
The coastal state has six off shore casinos and over a dozen on shore casinos which are operating in different five star hotels.