Casinos Important For Goa Tourism, Says Chief Minister Pramod Sawant NDTV · June 12, 2019 at 7:37 am Casinos are important for the tourism profile of Goa and cannot be written off, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said Tuesday. He was speaking to reporters after attending a meeting of the state Tourism department. “There are a few tourists who come to Goa to play in the casinos. They are important from the tourism point of view. You cannot write them off. We need to do whatever activities are required to attract tourists to Goa,” he said.