Goa is one of the few states in India where gambling is legal. Casinos in Goa can be found offshore on boats anchored in the Mandovi River, and onshore in some upmarket hotels. Most of the offshore casinos are entertainment destinations by themselves, with live action tables.
The two biggest offshore casino groups are the Deltin Group and the Pride Group. Deltin’s modern and classy casinos have higher entry fees and focus on a slightly upmarket segment. They’re particularly popular with players of western games. The Pride Group, with lower entry fees, caters more to the Indian clientele.
The Pride Group also operates two small onshore casinos — Casino Palms at the La Calypso hotel in Baga and Casino Paradise at the Hotel Neo Majestic in Porvorim.