Goa is the only state in India where gambling is legal and apart from the beaches, casinos are the other highlight of Goa. A trip to Goa is incomplete without a visit to casino. There are two types of casinos found in Goa: offshore and onshore. Offshore casinos are floating casinos found on boats anchored in the Mandovi River, where as onshore casinos are located in some of the upmarket hotels. As per law, onshore casinos are permitted to only have electronic games, hence most of action takes place on the floating casinos.
Given below is information on some of the prominent casinos of Goa.
This is the largest and the most happening luxury floating casino in Goa. The casino has multiple floors, is spread over 123 gaming tables and has a gourmet restaurant. It is the only casino in India to have a dedicated poker room. There is an exclusive whiskey lounge which has a selection of choicest of whiskeys and hand-rolled cigars. The casino has a VIP gaming suite where guests can stay and play.
Address: Boards from Noah’s Ark,
RND Jetty, D. Bandodkar Road,
Entry Fee: Monday to Thursday: Rs. 2000. Friday to Sunday: Rs 3000. Package cost includes unlimited food, alcoholic drinks, entertainment, and an allotment of playing chips.
Opening Hours: 24×7. Entertainment begins at 7-9 p.m and goes on till midnight.
Types of Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Pontoon, Money Wheel, Texas Hold’em Poker, 3 Card Poker, 5 Card Poker, Mini Flush, Casino War, Sic Bo, and slot machines.
This casino has an area of 30000 square foot, spread over three floors. There are 40 gaming tables plus slot machines where you can try your luck.
Address: Captain of Ports Jetty,
Entry Fee: Monday to Thursday: Rs. 1,500. Friday to Saturday: Rs. 2000. Both the weekday and weekend packages include one time play coupon worth Rs. 1,000, unlimited buffet, and unlimited drinks.
Opening Hours: 24 x 7. Live entertainment from 9.00-11.00 p.m.
Types of Games: Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, 5 Card Poker, Casino War, Texas Hold’em Poker, Mini flush, Flush, Andar Bahar, Rummy and slot machines.
Earlier known as Casino Royale, it is spread over 12000 square foot with 50 tables and 30 slot machines. There is a special learners’ table for beginners, where they can learn the game.
Address: Fisheries Jetty,
Entry Fee: Monday to Thursday: Rs. 2,000 and one time Play Coupon worth 1,500 rupees; Friday to Sunday: Rs. 2,000 rupees and one time Play Coupon worth 1,000 rupees. Both the packages include unlimited buffet and unlimited drinks.
Opening Hours: 24 x 7. Live entertainment from 9.p.m. until midnight.
Types of Games: American Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Casino War, Pontoon, Money Wheel, Texas Hold’em Poker, 3 Card Poker, 5 Card Poker, Mini Flush.
Some of the popular onshore casinos in Goa are:
- Casino R.E.D. located in Kenilworth Beach Resort & Spa.
- Casino Pearl in Bogmalo Beach Resort
- Casino Palms in La Calypso Hotel
- Crown Casino at The Crown Hotel