In India, gambling is legal in a few states. Among them is Goa, which is home to majority of the five star hotels where Casinos are present. Goa is also India’s richest and smallest state located in the West of India in an area called Konkan. The top Casinos found here are:

  1. Casino Royale

casino-pride-goaThis is the largest and most popular Casino in Goa. It is classy and floats on a huge boat which is anchored in the Mandovi River. It has five decks and a gaming area which is spread over 12,000 square feet on three floors, 50 gaming tables and 30 slot machines. The casino hosts top level tournaments on a weekly basis.

Address: Mandovi River, Panjim

Entry Fee: 1,500 rupees per person from Monday to Thursday, 2,000 rupees from Friday to Sunday.

Opening hours: 24 hours a day. Entertainment is from 8.00 p.m. Dinner is served from 8.30 p.m.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Games Available: Indian Flush, Mini Flush, Black Jack, Poker, Texas Hold’em Poker, Slot machines.

  1. Casino Pride

With three floors, a 10,000 square feet Weather Deck and 40 gaming tables with slot machines, Casino Pride is most definitely great for parties. There is also a Kid’s Zone which keeps the children entertained. The Casino Pride group also boast of three other Casinos onshore which are Casino Pearl found at Bogmallo, Casino Paradise In Pororvim and Casino Palms in Baga.

Address: Mandovi River, Panjim

Entry Fee: From Monday to Thursday, 1,000 rupees plus a free one time play coupon which is worth 500 rupees. From Friday to Sunday, 1,500 rupees plus a free one time Play coupon which is worth 1,000 rupees. Unlimited Buffet and drinks included.

Opening hours: open 24 hours, with live entertainment every night from 9.00 to 11.00 p.m.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Games Available: Black Jack, Casino War, Roulette, 5 Card Poker, Mini Flush, Flush, Baccarat, Slot machines.

  1. Casino Carnival

casino-carnivalThere are two venues in this mega Casino. One is inside Goa Marriot next to Mirama beach and the other is aboard a boat which is on the Mandovi River. The Casino inside the Marriot has the largest variety of slot machines and table games. The floating casino on the Mandovi River has four decks and 27 gaming tables on two floors. It also includes a VIP room and live entertainment every night.

Address: Mandovi River, Panjim

Entry Fee: 1,500 rupees per person at the floating casino, including buffet dinner, alcohol and casino entrance tax.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Games Available: Poker, American Roulette, Slot machines and Black Jack

  1. Chances Casino and Resort

This is a luxury hotel with 53 rooms, which is situated on the Vainguinim Valley near Panjim. It is the oldest and amongst the largest onshore Casinos in Goa. Tourists are particularly drawn to its lively atmosphere, where a free buffet dinner is served to the guests. Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, the guets are entertained with live music.

Address: 184/189, Machado’s Cove, Dona Paula

Entry Fee: 500 rupees (in peak season, the fee can go up to 2,000 rupees)

Opening hours: 11 a.m till 4 a.m

Dress Code: Smart casual

Games Available: Mini Bacarat, Black Jack, American Roulette, Slot machines.

  1. Dunes at the Zuri White Sands

Zuri-White-Sands-GoaDunes is the newest Casino in South Goa. It offers the most expensive gaming options, and attracts a majority of male crowd during the night. Women are more comfortable visiting the casino during daytime. The Zuri has a luxurious resort which has 154 rooms set in a private location.

Address: Varca Veach, Cavelossim

Entry Fee: 500 rupees

Opening hours: 24 hours

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Games Available: Automated Derby games, Slot machines, American Roulette

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