Best Casinos in Goa Entry Tickets & Timmings
Got some money to burn daring a date with LadyLuck? Then Goa is the paradise you are looking for. Being the only Indian state (UT) where gambling is legal, there are several luxurious casinos attached to Goa hotels. Paying only a nominal entry fee, you get to experience the exotic ambience, live music, and dance along with excellent food, that make these casinos the hub of Goa nightlife. The offshore casinos are housed on boats and vessels anchored in the Mandovi River. These have live tables and human croupiers. Onshore casinos, however, only have electronic games by law.
Holding the crown for India’s largest off-shore casino, you would find at least 500 punters waiting to try their luck here, on any Saturday night.The lights never go out in this everlasting carnival. From honeymooners to business tycoons, from socialites to traders – everyone lives their casino moments by trying their hands at Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Slot Machines, or Indian Flush (Teen Patti). Four floors with around 123 gaming tables are always bustling, especially during weekends. Entry packages start from INR 2,000 on weekdays and INR 3,000 on weekends. Unlimited food, beverages, and allotment of playing chips are included in the fee itself.
Among the less expensive off-shore casinos, the Pride offers the largest number of games. It has two floors with 27 gaming tables. Live performances are organized every night on the primary gaming floor and an open air deck. Tourists may enter in smart casuals as there is no strict dress code. However, shorts or flip-flops are not allowed. The entry fee is INR 1,000 on weekdays and INR 2,000 on weekends – which includes an unlimited buffet, drinks, and gaming coupons worth 1,000 INR.
This one is attached to a boutique hotel in the picturesque Vanguim valley, not very far from the Goa capital. It is probably the largest onshore casino in Goa. The atmosphere is fresh, lively, and vibrant, which attract a wide range of tourists from across the city. Free dinner buffet and live music is offered to punters. Entry fee is only INR 500, which can go up to INR 2,000 during peak seasons. It is open all night.
Attached to the 7 star Leela Kempinski, this is the high roller’s paradise in Goa. Surprisingly, the entry fee is pretty nominal at INR 200 per head. Tourists flock here for the Roulette, Slot Machines, and Derbies. The slots are majorly monitored by microchips rather than by the spinning reel. Far from the maddening crowd, Las Vegas is possibly the best known on-shore casino in Goa.
The oldest casino in Goa, Goa Nugget is attached to the Ramada Caravela Beach Resort. It offers a sizzling variety of Roulette, Poker, Blackjack, and 7’s jackpot. Although the place is rather small, people who come to stay pay a visit mainly to experience the old-world charm of the casino.
Sowhile checking into a Goa Hotel, make sure that it has a casino facility, if you are so inclined! Come evening and you will be all set to bask in the magical nightlife of the beach city!