Casino and gaming houses in Goa
The Indian prospective legislation shows an open relationship regarding the game-business. In the late 90's of the past century the opening of gaming houses, the visiting of casinos and all types of the lid were on gambling. Despite the stringent law which provides the punishment up to imprisonment, the well developed network of illegal casinos, which generates more than 60 billion dollars in revenue, is functioning on the territory of India.
Goa is practically the only state of India where the legitimate casinos network is functioning. At the present time 14 legal casinos, half of which are functioning as floating offshore gaming houses, are operating in the state. The so-called ships-casinos emerged here after the restrictive law was adopted, using a “hole” and a set of flaws in it. According to the law, it is forbidden to build gambling houses and casinos on Indian land, but nothing is mentioned about the water. Today the classical casinos of Goa are located on the decks of ships and they are mainly concentrated around the capital of the state – the city of Panaji, and in the waters of the River Mandovi. Some of them provide their clients the luxury of the international level.
In the past few years the Government of Goa trying to attract more tourists and wealthy customers to the state has expanded the licensing regime for gambling houses and casinos opening. That’s how several land-based casinos in some luxury hotels have appeared. Usually such casinos are equipped only with slot machines.
Classical casinos and gaming houses in Goa:
- Casino Royale Goa
This is the largest offshore casino in Goa with the largest selection of gambling games. The casino is floating in the waters of the River Mandovi near the capital of Goa. The ship has 6 decks and 3 gaming floors. On this ship-casino you can find 50 classical board games, slot machines, VIP-rooms and halls, elevators, an amphitheater, a bar on the upper deck and a helicopter platform.
- Carnival Casino
The newest and the most recommended by tourists as the best casino in Goa. It is anchored in the River Mandovi near the city of Panaji. The ship has rooms of luxury level. The prices here are high. On board of this casino-ship you will find two gaming floors, restaurants, children's area, huge variety of games of chance and different slot machines. Themed music nights are conducted here as well.
- MV Caravela
This casino-ship is floating in the waters of the river Mandovi near the city of Panaji. The maximum occupancy is more than 300 people. Here you can try your luck in such gambling games as: American Roulette, Blackjack, Caribbean Poker, Baccarat and Flash. The casino has lots of different slot machines, casino bar and buffet restaurant. The service of babysitting is available. There is even an outdoor swimming pool.
- Casino Rio
The casino is located on a boat floating in the river Sal in South Goa. It belongs to the Leela Goa Hotel. The casino is open around the clock and offers its clients and guests all types of popular gambling.
- King's Casino
This casino-ship is anchored in the river Mandovi. Here you can try your luck in such gambling as: American Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Poker and Pontoon. The casino has also 5 video slots and 5 Mega Jack slot machines.
- Maharajah Casino
This casino-ship is anchored in the River Mandovi near the city of Panaji. Here you can try your luck in such gambling as: Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Stud Poker and Pontoon. The casino has amazing new luxurious interior. The size of the casino is 20 000 square meters. The casino has 4 decks, restaurants, bars, buffet, free and charge entrance.
- Mint Casino
The casino belongs to Rivera De Goa Resort Hotel and lies in the port of Panaji on the River Mandovi. The casino is open around the clock and offers its guests all popular games of chances.
Land-based casinos and gaming houses in Goa:
- Las Vegas Casino
The casino with its luxury gaming rooms is situated in The Leela Palace 5* Hotel located on the beach of Mobor in Cavelossim village in South Goa. The slot machines are available around the clock. The visitors can try their chances to win in automated American roulette and derby games.
- Chances Casino
The casino is located in Calangut on the territory of Vainguinim Valley Resort Hotel. The gaming house is open around the clock. Here you can try your luck in such gambling as: American Roulette, Blackjack, digital Blackjack, Poker, Baccarat and SEGA. There is a buffet as well.
- Hacienda De Oro
This casino is located on the beach of Mobor in Cavelossim village at the Holiday Inn Hotel. The gaming house is open until midnight. Here you can try your luck in American roulette or on slot machines. The casino has 150 different slot machines.
The game room is situated inside the Goa Marriott Resort Hotel which is located on the Miramar beach. Guests and visitors of the casino can try their luck in American roulette, Poker, Blackjack or on different slot machines.
The casino is located on the Calangute beach inside the Cidade de Goa Hotel. The casino offers its guests 35 slot machines, Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette and Derby. The gaming house is open around the clock.
The casino is located inside the Majorda Beach Resort Hotel. Business hoursare from 12:00 noon till 01:00 night. The gaming house offers its guests such gambling as roulette, blackjack and poker.
- Mint Club
The casino is located at Rivera De Goa Resort Hotel in Calangute resort village in North Goa. The gaming house is open around the clock. The casino has lots of various slot machines. Here you can try your luck in such gambling games as American roulette and Derby.