The younger generation of Indians has always loved to visit Goa. This place allows a tourist a few days of wild living. From the serene beaches to an active nightlife, there is so much that the tiny state of Goa has to offer. Also there, the casinos are a significant attraction.
The reason why casinos are so popular in Goa is that gambling is illegal in most other Indian states. This compels people to travel to Goa to enjoy the vibrant nightlife. Blinding lights, cold drinks, and thunderous loud music are what sets the ambience right in a typical Goan casino. Gambling clubs can be found in Goa in all shapes and sizes. If you walk down the Mandovi river post-sunset, you will see several boats moored. Most of these are gambling spots.
The fancy casinos of Goa are a comparatively recent development. The high inflow of foreign tourists was the main reason for their popularity. Today, in addition to the casinos on land, there are several fancy casinos on luxury liners. Most of these are flooded with tourists all around the year. In this article, we will talk about the five best casinos of Goa and tell you how to reach them as well.
- Deltin Jack
For people who are fond of trying out new gambling games, the Deltin Jaqk is the place to go to. 3-card poker, roulette, baccarat Andar-bahar are the most popular of the 350 gaming options that Deltin Jaqk has to offer. Open 24 hours a day, this casino in Goa has an entry fee of Rs 1500 (that includes gaming chips worth Rs 500). Deltin Jaqk is the casino experience on the river Mandovi. A dedicated children’s room and on-board ATM ensures that your comfort is given the utmost priority here. A complimentary 5-star buffet dinner is offered to all guests. Centrally located at the Fisheries Dept Building of the Fisheries Jetty, this place is easy to reach for the guests.
- Chances Casino
Chances Casino is well reputed for bringing the conventional style of gambling to a plush, luxurious setup. This was the first casino in Goa to be based out of the land and is known to be a trendsetter in this regard. Gold Rush and Pan Asian are two restaurants that this casino houses. The place offers a free dinner buffer to its gamblers at its in-house Chance Cafe. In addition to that, the place has a kids garden, spa, and free Wi-Fi to offer its guests. The place remains open from 11 AM to 4 AM, and the standard entry fee stands at Rs 750. During the peak December season, the same may rise to Rs 2000 (that would include a Rs 1000 redeemable coupon). Being located in Machado’s Cove ion the Dona Paula beach, the place is right at the heart of the city and can be easily reached by auto-rickshaws, motorcycle rickshaws, rented bikes and taxis. American Roulette, electronic roulette, electronic blackjack, and commission-free mini-baccarat are the most popular games at this casino.
- Dunes – The Casino
3 cards poker, mini flush rummy, baccarat, blackjack, and roulette are among the most popular gambling games in Dunes. The extensive selection of gaming options ensures that you will not get bored of the place no matter how often you visit it. This casino is a part of the Zuri White Sands Resort. In addition to the casino, the resort has a gymnasium, spa, and unisex beauty salon to pamper its guests. Thus, if you are visiting Goa with your family and want to try your hands at the casino, this is one of the best places for you to be in. The resort has one of the most beautiful (and longest) swimming pool set up with a swim-up bar, waterfall, and a children’s pool. The resort also has pool tables, video games, and other activities to keep its guests entertained during their stay. The entry to the casino costs Rs 700, and the place remains open 24 X 7. While male gamblers prefer to take to it at night, women prefer the day. Being 20km from Dabolim Airport, the place is well connected by road and is easily accessible.
- Casino Paradise
One of the largest casino in Goa, the Casino Paradise is spread over 5000 sq ft of area. The blackjack, baccarat and mini flush are the most popular games at the Robotic Arm station of this casino. If you are into hi-tech digital gambling, then you must try out the digital roulette station at Casino Paradise for the most highly exhilarating gambling. The casino has much deluxe room for the gamblers to unwind and make the most of their Goa trip. The casino-hotel has three restaurants (Dim Sum, Cafe M and Spice Garden) to cater to the taste buds of their diverse guests. All round the year, the entry fee here is Rs 1000. In addition to access to unlimited food at the buffet, this also gives one unlimited nonalcoholic beverages at the gaming table. Based on the River Mandovi, you can take a cab or auto-rickshaw to the Captain of Ports Jetty and then walk up to Casino Pride from there.
- Deltin Royale Casino
The Delin Royale is a high-end casino that is aimed at providing a Vegas-like experience right in the heart of Goa. This casino is a ship that floats in the Mandovi River. It is a specialized casino that has a Royale Poker Room that is meant for playing just that game. Tourists fond of playing Indian Flush love this place because of the unique Trash Room here. For Monday to Thursday, the entry fee to this place is Rs 2000 per head whereas on the rest of the days it is Rs 3000. The entry fee includes a basic allotment of playing chips in addition to the unlimited food and alcoholic beverages that are on offer. While here, you would not like to miss out on the hand-roll cigar collection and Single Malts at the Whiskey Lounge of Deltin Royale. The place is located at Noah’s Ark of RND Jetty and because of the narrow roads leading here, you should take a two-wheeler to reach the place. Alternatively, you can take a cab and choose to walk the last few hundred meters to the casino.
As you can see, each of the aforementioned casino in Goa is special in its way. Thus, if you are looking for a pulsating nightlife to beat the monotonousness of daily life, you know where to head to.