9 Best Casinos to try your luck in Goa

Last updated on January 12th, 2019 at 09:10 pm

9 Best Casinos in Goa

Goa is one of the few states (apart from Sikkim, Daman, and Diu) in India where Gambling is legal. Gambling falls under state government legislation and also contributes a huge chunk of money to the state government revenue. The first ever casino established in Goa was an offshore one in the Mandovi River, built during the year 1999

Goa has seen a 56 percent rise in the income from casinos with the state receiving revenue of Rs 334 crore in 2016-17. In addition to this, in April 2018, Goa government has hiked the license fee of casino by 45%. The total earnings of Rs 334 crore received by the government from the casinos make it a powerful industry for all reasons. In fact, the revenue earned is slightly lower than the income earned by the government from mining royalty, which was Rs 342 crore in 2016-17. There is also news floating on the Internet that the state government was losing Rs. 4,000 crore to Rs. 5,000 crore every year due to revenue leakages since most of the transaction is cash based.

No. of passengers

Present Fee(Crore)

Hiked Fee (Crore)

Up to 200

10

25

201-400

11

30

Above 400

12

40

You do not have to have gambling intensions to go to casino. There are Casinos which can give you Buffer Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch and unlimited drinks for just 1500 INR along with a 500 OTP (one time play).

OTP chips are chips cannot be cashed out but can be used to play a casino game and if you win the game you get back the same amount of money which was designated with OTP chips. Suppose you got an OTP chip of 500 INR, now you can play roulette or any other game and if you win you can cash out 500 INR. However, if you play with normal chips then based on the condition of the game you can get 1-35 times your money.

Casinos in Goa can be found on boats anchored in the Mandovi River, and onshore in some upmarket hotels. Six of the ten most popular casinos are located in the Mandovi River in Panjim. There are many games to choose from such as Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Mini Flush, Money Wheel etc. Some casinos also have a lucky draw for their customers every single night on entrance ticket. You need to claim the prize within an hour so next time you are in Casino so make sure to see if you are the lucky one (You never know, it may be your day).

Casino Price and Casino Packages  in Goa

Casino Carnival

The Casino Carnival is located in the Goa Marriott Resort and Spa, an upscale property in Panjim. The land casino is located close to the banks of the Mandovi River. Initially, there were two Casino Carnivals, one was located offshore and the other onshore. However, the offshore Casino Carnival was sold to the Pride Group and was renamed the Casino Pride. As of now, the Goa Marriott Resort and Spa only owns one casino, the onshore Casino Carnival. Spread across a huge hall in the hotel, there are electronic gaming tables for Baccarat, American Roulette and Blackjack. There are also slot machines that guests can use.

Address: Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Panaji, Goa 403001

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: 088888 85314

Entrée Fee:

Category

Days

Entry Fee

Inclusions

Weekdays

Mondays to Thursdays

Rs. 1,000

Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table

Weekends

Fridays to Sundays

Rs. 1,000

Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table

Casino Paradise

This is also owned by the Pride Group, located in their property, which is the Hotel Neo Majestic. It is located specifically in Porvorim in Panjim, on the other side of the Mandovi River, quite further from the location of the offshore vessels. The Casino Paradise is just a small casino, especially as compared to the offshore casinos of the Pride Group. There are the usual games like Poker, Blackjack, and Baccarat in the casino. Slot machines are also available for the use of guests. Even for non-staying guests, they can access the casino by paying the required entry fees. The interiors of the gaming casino are very simple, with just wooden flooring and white-washed ceilings.

Address: Inside Neo Majestic, Porvorim, Bardez, Near Azad Bhavan, Panaji, Goa 403521

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: 0832 671 0111

Entrée Fee:

Category

Days

Entry Fee

Inclusions

Weekdays

Mondays to Thursdays

Rs. 1,000

Unlimited Food on Buffet + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table

Weekends

Fridays to Sundays

Rs. 1,000

Unlimited Food on Buffet + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming -Table

Casino Pride

This is one of the oldest offshore casinos in Goa and also one of the most affordable ones. Spread over three floors, the Casino Pride has opulent interiors, filled with golden decors and bright lighting. The First Floor is where the main gaming casino is located, where games like Blackjack, Baccarat, Poker, Flush and many more can be found. The Second Floor is where the VIP guests are entertained. The Third Floor is where the restaurant and live entertainment stage is located.

Address: Noah’s Ark, RND Jetty, Dayanand Bandodkar Road, Panaji, Goa 403001

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: 098196 98196

Entrée Fee:

Category

Days

Entry Fee (Off-Peak)

Free OTP Chips

Entry Fee (Peak)

Free OTP Chips

Inclusions

Weekdays

Mondays to Thursdays

Rs. 1,500

Rs. 500

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 1,000

Unlimited Food on Buffet + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table

Weekends

Fridays to Sundays

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 1,000

Rs. 2,500

Rs. 1,500

Unlimited Food on Buffet + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table

Casino Pride 2

If you buy the ticket to Casino pride you can get access to both Casino Pride as well as Casino Pride 2. Casino Pride 2 is smaller than the earlier one and is located adjacent to the Pride 1. There is a boat every 10-15 minutes to take passengers from the Pride 1 to Pride 2.

Address: Noah’s Ark, RND Jetty, Dayanand Bandodkar Road, Panaji, Goa 403001

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: 098196 98196

Entrée Fee:

Category

Days

Entry Fee (Off-Peak)

Free OTP Chips

Entry Fee (Peak)

Free OTP Chips

Inclusions

Weekdays

Mondays to Thursdays

Rs. 1,500

Rs. 500

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 1,000

Unlimited Food on Buffet + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table

Weekends

Fridays to Sundays

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 1,000

Rs. 2,500

Rs. 1,500

Unlimited Food on Buffet + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table

Casino Strike

This casino is located in the Grand Hyat Hotel. The First Floor is where the restaurant is located, but it also has a few gaming tables that one can enjoy. There are also some VIP Rooms on the Second Floor. The Third Floor is where most of the electronic gaming tables and slot machines are located. The interiors are very lavish and bright, but also modern. The main games that one can enjoy here are Baccarat, Blackjack, Poker and Casino War.

Address: Block No.4 North Wing at Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, Goa 403201

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: 0832 712 2271

Entrée Fee:

Category

Days

Entry Fee

Inclusions

Weekdays

Mondays to Thursdays

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 2,000 OTP Chips + Buffet Dinner + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table

Weekends

Fridays to Sundays

Rs. 2,500

Rs. 2,500 OTP Chips + Buffet Dinner + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table

Chances Casino

Chances casino is located in Dona Paula near Vaguinim Beach. The 5 star Cidade Beach Resort is near to this. It is comparatively small casino.

Address: 184-189, Machado’s Cove, Goa, Dona Paula, Goa 403004

Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 am

Phone: 0832 245 2201

Entrée Fee:

Category

Days

Entry Fee

Inclusions

Weekdays

Mondays to Thursdays

Rs. 1,000

Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table

Weekends

Fridays to Sundays

Rs. 1,000

Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table

Deltin Jaqk

This is another property by Deltin group. The Deltin Jaqk has three main floors, the Ground Floor is dedicated to the Kid’s Zone, the First Floor is the main gaming casino and the Second Floor is where the restaurant plus live entertainment is located. With its posh interiors and welcoming staff, the Deltin Jaqk is another prime choice for gambling in the state. It has slightly lower rates too as compared to the Deltin Royale.

Address: Noah’s Ark, RND Jetty, Dayanand Bandodkar Road, Panaji, Goa 403001

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: 070301 04148

Entrée Fee:

Category

Days

Entry Fee

Inclusions

Weekdays

Mondays to Thursdays

Rs. 2,500

Worth Rs. 1,500 OTP Chips + Buffet Dinner & Drinks + Live Entertainment

Weekends

Fridays to Sundays

Rs. 3,500

Worth Rs. 2,000 OTP Chips + Buffet Dinner & Drinks + Live Entertainment

Deltin Royale

This is one of most popular and crowded casino owned by Deltin group in Goa. The First Floor is the main gaming area, open to all who have paid the regular entry fees. The Second Floor is where the buffet restaurant and live entertainment stage is located. There’s a Kid’s Zone in the Ground Floor where children can be left under the supervision of a caretaker too. The Open Deck on the Fourth Floor has a bar and entertainment area too. Onto the main gaming area, gaming tables for Poker, Blackjack, Baccarat and more can be enjoyed. Modern slot machines can also be enjoyed by the leisure gamblers.

Address: Noah’s Ark, RND Jetty, Dayanand Bandodkar Road, Panaji, Goa 403001

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: 098196 98196

Entrée Fee:

Category

Days

Entry Fee

Inclusions

Weekdays

Mondays to Thursdays

Rs. 3,000

Worth Rs. 2,000 OTP Chips + Buffet Dinner & Drinks + Live Entertainment

Weekends

Fridays to Sundays

Rs. 4,000

Worth Rs. 3,000 OTP Chips + Buffet Dinner & Drinks + Live Entertainment

Maharaja Casino

It is small casino compared to Deltin and Casino Pride. I have not been there but the reviews are not very good.

Address: Captain of Ports Jetty, Dayanand Bandodkar Marg, Panaji, Goa 403001

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: 089998 89998

Entrée Fee:

Category

Days

Entry Fee

Inclusions

Weekdays

Mondays to Thursdays

Rs. 2,000

Worth Rs. 1,000 OTP Chips + Buffet Dinner & Drinks + Live Entertainment

Weekends

Fridays to Sundays

Rs. 2,500

Worth Rs. 1,500 OTP Chips + Buffet Dinner & Drinks + Live Entertainment

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