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Casinos - The Seductive Spirit of Goa

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This article brings forth detailed information on the various casinos in Goa, that invites tourists from all over the world.

Casinos play a very significant role in drawing tourists, as Goa is the only state in the country where gambling is not illegal. Casinos in Goa are mostly located on the ships, as gambling is not allowed on the land. An important point to remember before going to a casino is that every casino follows their certain their dress code and the tourists need to follow it or else entry can be denied. Popular games that can be enjoyed in the casinos on the Goa tours include - American Roulette, Poker, slot machines, 5 and 3 card poker, classic and digital blackjack, baccarat and derby games.

On Shore Casinos/ Casino Resorts 

On shore casinos includes the all those casinos that are located inside some of the famous premium hotels in Goa.

Las Vegas Casino in Leela Palace Resort - This is a 24 hours-open casino located in the famous 5 star hotel Leela Palace Resort. Situated on Mobor beach in Cavelossim, this casino boasts of offering all automated options of enjoying American Roulette, slot machines and derby games. Smart Casuals is the dress code of the casino. 

Entry Fee - Rs 200 per head, free for hotel guests.

Contact - (0832)2871 234

Chances Casino in Vainguinim Valley - This casino claims to be the best equipped and most sophisticated casino in Goa. Located in the Vainguinim Valley hotel on Dona Paula, guests here can enjoy games of American Roulette, Poker, 35 slots machines and derby games. Interestingly people can stake anywhere between Rs 10 to 1,000, thus making it possible to be enjoyed for people of all budget. 

Tourists can enjoy playing on a variety of gaming machines such as SEGA Royal Ascot, American Roulette, Digital Blackjack or Classic Blackjack, Slot Reel Machines and Poker Machines. A popular place among locals, this casino is also among the top 5 casinos in Goa. It is open 24 hours. 

Entry Fee - Rs 200 per head, free for hotel guests.

Contact - (0832)2452 201

Hacienda De Oro in Holiday Inn Resort - The holiday Inn Resort hotel on Mobor beach houses the popular Hacienda De Oro casino. The name has its origin in Spanish and means ‘house of gold’. The casino has a Mexican setting and has a pub as well. American roulette, slot machines and dice machines are a few games people can enjoy here. Open from 12 in the afternoon till 12 in the night, this casino is very popular among locals and tourists alike. Dress code is smart casuals. 

Entry Fee - Rs 200 per head, free for hotel guests.

Contact - (0832)2871303

Winners in Goa Marriott Resort - The Winners casino in Goa Marriott Resort is a very huge and entertaining casino. This is an international class casino situated on Mirama beach near Panjim. A hit among the lovers of roulette, tourists can also enjoy the games of poker, blackjack, slot machines and many others. The casino boasts of a high class equipments that have been imported from all the corners of the world. Open from 2pm till 2am, this casino also has a well stocked bar.

Entry Fee - Rs 200 per head, free for hotel guests.

Contact - (0832)2463333

Goldfinger in Cidade De Goa Beach Resort - Having 35 slots, the Goldfinger casino is located in the Cidade De Goa Beach Resort on Dona Paula. Built in the American style, the casino offers gaming options of Baccarat, black jack, roulette and a grand computerized derby. The derby is a true homage to the traditional Vegas horse betting salon room and the baccarat is interestingly located at the bar. Open 24 hours in the day, the casino charges Rs 200 per head and children below 18 years are not allowed. The dress code for the casino includes formals and smart casuals.

Entry Fee - Rs 200 per head, free for hotel guests.

No entry for people below 12 years.

Treasure at Majorda Beach Resort - Treasure is a popular casino located in the Majorda Beach resort on Majorda beach. The main highlight of this casino is the placement of the slot machines, which makes it easier for the guests to enjoy games. Some of the games that guests can enjoy here are roulette, black jack and poker.

Dress - Smart Casuals, Slippers, Shorts and sleeveless T-shirts are not allowed.

Entry Fee - Rs 500 per adult

Mint Club Casino at Rivera De Goa Resort - The Mint Club Casino in Rivera De Goa Resort hotel is on Arpora beach in North Goa and is open 24 hours of the day. Slots, American roulette, baccarat, black jack, mini flush and derby games are a few options that you can enjoy here.

Dress - Smart Casuals and formals.

Entry Fee - Rs 500 per adult

Off Shore / Floating Casinos in Goa

This segment includes all those casinos that are located on ships. Most of these off shore casinos are located on the Mandovi river.

Casino Royale Goa - Managed by the High Street Cruises and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., it is a 7 star facilities equipped vessel that claims to be India’s largest off-shore casino. The place is managed by expert and internationally acclaimed professionals and has 5 operational decks with over 12000 sq-ft of gaming area, having 50 gaming tables and 30 slot machines. Some of the most popular table games here includes American roulette, black jack, 5 and 3 card draw poker, baccarat and pontoon. This off-shore vessel also includes three Suites, Elevators, Helideck, Amphitheatre, World-class entertainment and Bars Aqua Bar Top Deck. Also note that this is India’s largest live gaming casino.

Location - Docked at Mandovi River

Operational hours - 6pm till 6am (Mon to Thur), 24 hours (6pm from Friday till 6 am on Monday)

Tariff - Rs 1500 per head from Monday to Thursday

          Rs 1800 per head from Friday to Sunday

Dress Code - Shorts and sleeveless T-shirts – not permitted. Flip-flops and chappals not permitted.

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Casino Caravela - This is the most popular floating casino in Goa, celebrated for its various game options, specialty restaurants, barbecues atop the deck and swimming pool. The casino is a joint venture of Advani Hotels Resorts (India) Ltd and Casinos Austria (one of the most popular and prestigious company in the world). The casino also prides its self for being the first off shore casino in Goa. The casino is on a 215 ft. long cruise ship that can conveniently carry 300 persons. One can esasily reach Goa by taking up holidays from Delhi.

The Caravela take the tourists on a wondrous ride starting from old secretariat (Adil Shah's Palace), Fort Aguada, the fishing boats and finally into the Arabian Sea. The casino has specialised dealers that deal with the players in order to conduct the game as per the internationally accepted standards. The popular gambling games offered here includes American Roulette, Black Jack, Rummy, Stud Poker, Baccarat, Pontoon and Flash.

Location - Docked at Mandovi river in Panaji. Phone : 0834-2745412

Dress Code - Formals and Smart Casuals

Timings - 10:30 am - 6 am

Tariff - Rs 1600 per person for morning sightseeing cruise (10:30 am - 4:30 pm)

          Rs.3000 for sunset cruise (5:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

          Rs.4000 for dinner cruise (10 pm - 6 am)

King Casino - This is a famous off shore casino in Goa, known for its wonderful ambiance and state-of-the-art slot machine. Some of the most unique games one can enjoy here are - high limit blackjack,  American Roulette, Baccarat, Pontoon, 3 Card Stud and 5 card draw Poker. The ship housing this casino floats on Mandovi river, can accommodate 150 passengers and offers great guest facilities like Valet Parking, Reception Facilities, Creche, Restaurant and Bar, Entertainment and Restrooms. The casino is operational on all days from 5 pm till 10 am.

Location - On Mandovi River. Can be embarked from Barcolento Jetty - Located in the heart of Panaji on the Mandovi River, Reis Margos Jetty - Located in the north bank of the Mandovi at Reis Magos and Betim Jetty - Located in the north bank of the Mandovi at Betim.

Tariff - Only Walk-in clients Rs. 5000/- (Rs. 4500/- returned in Non-negotiable Chips)

Casino Rio Goa - What initially started as a mere fast boat, today has become one of the best operated casino in Goa. Belonging to the Leela group of hotels, the casino boasts of international standard staff, well equipped games and upscale facilities. The casino is open 24 hours of the day. The vessel also includes two bars. The popular gambling games tourists should not miss enjoying here includes rummy, blackjack, stud poker, flash and baccarat.  Various musical events held on the on the diamond deck of the vessel adds more attraction to the cruise on Goa tour packages from Mumbai.

Location - River Sal in South Goa. Phone : 0832-6519555

Dress Code - Smart Casuals

Tariff - Rs 500 per head.

Maharaja Casino - Floating on the Mandovi Rover, Maharaja Casino is one of the best casinos in Goa equipped with experienced staff, international class facilities, a plethora of games and a spectacular view of the river. Belonging to the Essel group, the casino has great gambling games like Roulette, blackjack, punto baccarat, casino stud poker, and pontoon. The casino has been designed by the famed designer Chris Dove, who is known to have designed many casinos across the world. Interestingly besides the live table games there are over 80 slot machine positions, including 18 video roulette terminals, 12 very popular Dragon machines, 3 different types of video poker, and a number of very new exciting machines not seen before in India. All machines are linked into jackpot systems so there are always some big (or smaller but more frequent) prizes to play for.

Location - Mandovi River in Panjim

Dress Code - Smart Casuals

Tariff - Around Rs 2000 per person.

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Casino Pride - Casino Pride on Mandovi River is one of the latest addition is known for its luxury and the capacity of taking 5000 persons on board. It is famous for its gaming activities including baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette, Miniflush, Poker, Flush and Marriage. Open 24 hours, the casino also has two international standard bars and great customer care service which is best enjoyed on Goa honeymoon packages.

The casino has also launched the Pride Poker Room, which is one of its kind in India.

Location - Mandovi River

Dress Code - Smart Casuals and Formals

Tariff - Around Rs 2000 per person

Casinos are very popular attractions in Goa, that draws huge huge number of tourists from all over the world, all the year round. The on shore as well as off shore casinos are very exciting options to enjoy gambling. Plan a casino tour to Goa and enjoy the best of fun and entertainment in the world famous casinos of Goa.

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