NRIs plan to start casino in AP

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Casino operators are looking at post-bifurcation Andhra Pradesh as fertile ground, and seven proposals to open such clubs have been received by the State government.

A U.S. NRI from Vijayawada is proposing a casino on an island in the Krishna river. The State government, however, has not taken any decision on the proposals, some of which have been pending since the bifurcation two years ago.

The NRI, Siva Prakash Bobba, told The Hindu , “I find one of the islands in the river Krishna very much suitable for setting up a casino. I’m planning to propose the island to the government.”

Besides Mr. Prakash’s, at least six similar proposals are pending, says Andhra Pradesh Project Facilitators and Consultancy Services Limited (APPFCS) Chief Consultant and Director, K. Lakshminarayana.

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