CASINOS

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.

ONSHORE CASINOS

Casino Palms, La Calypso Hotel

A nice onshore casino that’s barely a couple of kilometers from us.

It is located within the La Calypso Hotel, Baga and offers electronic gaming experience with games like Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Slot machines, Mini Flush and Tai-Sai.
Open: 24/7.  Price:  ₹ 1000 which includes unlimited drinks and Unlimited food on Buffet.

Website       Location in Google Maps

Casino Strike

Casino Strike at the Grand Hyatt hotel was launched in August 2016 features a fusion of actual playing cards, manual shuffling and live dealers, and gaming machines. Gaming tables are spread over three floors — the main floor, VIP floor, and floor for high-rollers. Russian dancers are a highlight of the entertainment. There’s also a DJ every night.

Open 24 hours.  Phone: (0832) 7122-270.
Cost: Packages start from ₹ 2,000 per person from Monday to Thursday, with ₹ 2,000 One Time Play Coupons. Buffet dinner, unlimited drinks, and entertainment are included.
Types of Games: Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Indian Flush, Andar Bahar, Casino War, slot machines.

Website       Location in Google Maps

Casino Carnival

Casino Carnival, at the Marriott Resort and Spa in Panjim, is also a decent onshore casino. It was established in 2001.

Opening Hours: 24 hours.  Phone: 88888-85314 (mobile).
Cost: ₹ 1,000 , including ₹ 500 worth of chips, and unlimited drinks and snacks while gaming.
Types of Games: Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, slot machines.

Website       Location in Google Maps

Chances Casino

Chances Casino’s claim to fame is that it’s the oldest onshore one in Goa, and it still has traditional coin slot machines. This casino doesn’t get as much attention as the other casinos because of its quieter South Goa location.

Opening Hours: 11 a.m. until 4 a.m.  Phone: (0832) 2456-689.
Entry Fee: ₹ 1,000, including unlimited snacks and drinks while gaming.
Types of Games: American Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Blackjack, slot machines.

Website       Location in Google Maps

OFFSHORE CASINOS

Deltin Royale

Goa’s largest luxury floating casino, the Deltin Royale, is not surprisingly the state’s most happening casino. There are four floors spread over 40,000 square feet, with 123 gaming tables, a gourmet restaurant, entertainment area, and Kids Zone.   It also has an exclusive whiskey lounge, with a magnificent selection of single malts and hand-rolled cigars. World-class entertainment is provided, such international dancers, comedy shows, and live bands.

Opening Hours: 24 hours.  Phone: 98196-98196 (mobile).
Cost: Packages start from ₹ 4,000 per person Monday to Thursday. Unlimited food, alcoholic drinks, entertainment, and ₹ 2,500 One Time Play Chips included.
Types of Games: Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em Poker, 3 Card Poker, 5 Card Poker, Mini Flush, Casino War, Pontoon, Money Wheel, Sic Bo, and slot machines.

Website       Location in Google Maps

Deltin Caravela

The Caravela was relaunched in 2016 as India’s first floatel casino, combining gaming with luxurious accommodations.  The boat’s casino has 17 gaming tables. Other facilities include a spa, on-deck Jacuzzi, fine dining restaurant and bar located on the sundeck.

Phone: 98196-98196 (mobile).
Cost: ₹ 3,000 per adult with ₹ 4,000 One Time Play Coupons. Couples are ₹ 4,000 with ₹ 4,000 One Time Play Coupons. Snacks, buffet and house brand alcohol are included.
Types of Games: Blackjack, Baccarat, Poker, Casino War, Pontoon, American Roulette, Mini Flush, Indian Flush, Rummy, Paplu.

Website       Location in Google Maps

Deltin Jaqk

Previously called Casino Royale, this floating casino was renamed Deltin Jaqk in August 2013. It has three floors of gaming spread over 12,000 square feet with 50 tables and 30 slot machines. Perfect for beginners, there’s a special learners’ tables so you can get to know the game. The casino has a bar and restaurant too.

Opening Hours: 24/7  Phone: 98196-98196 (mobile).
Entry Fee: Monday to Thursday: ₹ 2,500 and get One Time Play Coupons worth ₹ 1,500. Friday to Sunday: ₹ 3,500 and get One Time Play Coupons worth ₹ 2,000. Unlimited buffet, and unlimited drinks while playing at the gaming tables, included.
Types of Games: Baccarat, Blackjack, American Roulette, Texas Hold’em Poker, 3 Card Poker, 5 Card Poker, Mini Flush, Casino War, Pontoon, Money Wheel.

Website       Location in Google Maps

Casino Pride

Hugely popular Casino Pride offers most of the games that the Deltin Royale does. However, it’s a bit cheaper on the wallet. It attracts Indian high-rollers who come to play Teen Patti, and also hosts big poker tournaments and has Bollywood-style live acts. There are three floors, spread over 30,000 square feet, with a 10,000 square foot Weather Deck (great for parties!) and around 40 gaming tables plus slot machines.

Opening Hours: 24/7  Phone: 1800-1200444.
Cost: Monday to Thursday: ₹ 1,500 and get one time Play Coupon worth ₹ 500. Friday to Sunday: ₹ 2,000 and get one time Play Coupon worth ₹ 1,000. Unlimited buffet, and unlimited drinks until midnight, included.
Types of Games: Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino War, 5 Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Poker, Mini flush, Flush, Andar Bahar and Paplu, Rummy, slot machines.

Website       Location in Google Maps

Casino Pride 2

Previously known as Casino Carnival was bought by the Pride Group in February 2014 and renamed.  It has 27 gaming tables spread over two floors, and a smaller crowd. It’s possible to go between Casino Pride and Casino Pride 2 at no additional cost.

Opening Hours: 24 / 7   Phone: 1800-1200444.
Cost: Monday to Thursday: ₹ 1,500 and get One Time Play Coupons worth ₹ 500. Friday to Sunday: ₹ 2,000 and get One Time Play Coupons worth ₹ 1,000. Unlimited buffet, and unlimited drinks
Types of Games: American Roulette, Poker, Blackjack, slot machines.

Website       Location in Google Maps

Big Daddy Casino

Goa’s latest offshore casino opened on the resurrected and refurbished Maharajah casino boat in early 2018. It’s much smaller than the flagship Deltin Royale and Casino Pride boats, and aims to target domestic tourists with a wide range of Indian games. In addition to gaming tables, there’s a restaurant, live entertainment (orchestra and dancing) and kid’s corner.

Opening Hours: 24/7  Phone: 89998 89998 (mobile).
Cost: Regular Weekday Package costs ₹ 2,500 per adult with ₹ 1,500 One Time Play Coupons and ₹ 1,000 Match Play Coupons. On weekends, the cost is ₹ 3,500 per adult with ₹ 2,500 One Time Play Coupons and ₹ 1,000 Match Play Coupons. It includes unlimited buffet, house brand alcohol and entertainment.
Types of Games: Baccarat, Roulette, Andar Bahar, Rashi Wheel, 3 Card Poker, 5 Card Poker, Mini Flush, Mang Patta, Black Jack, Casino War, Texas Hold’em Poker, Indian Flush, Papplu (Rummy).

Website       Location in Google Maps
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