Goa is the only state in India to allow both on-land and off-shore casinos. Thousands of people flock this tourist hot-spot every year, not just for the pristine beaches and relaxed lifestyle, but also for its intoxicating and fun casino circuit. In fact, the Goan casino industry is estimated to grow at a staggering rate of 50 percent annually.
Here is a look at the top casinos in Goa that you must include in your itinerary:
Las Vegas Casino, The Leela Kempinski
This 24-hour casino, at The Leela Kempinski, is definitely a high-rollers’ paradise. Get ready to lose yourself in the slot machines, blackjack, mini flash, roulette, derby games and much more. The Leela Resort itself boasts of high-end facilities, including a ‘par 3’, 12-hole golf course. The guests also have access to the private Mobor beach. Moreover, the Leela Resort offers a wide choice of 152 suites and villas, with a host of leisure activities and dining options.
Goldfinger Casino, Cidade De Goa Resort
Located at Vainguinim Beach, Goa, the Goldfinger Casino has as many as 35 slots, with state-of-the-art gaming facilities that can be accessed 24 hours a day. The thrills include mini flash, blackjack, baccarat and roulette. The Goldfinger Casino also hosts a grand computerized derby, which is homage to the conventional Las Vegas horse-betting salon. The restaurant and bar at the Cidade De Goa Resort offers nothing-but-the-best to its clientele. You can indulge in ‘happy hours’ or savor the rich continental menu.
Treasures Casino, Majorda Beach Resort
One of the key features of The Treasures Casino is the location itself. The Majorda Beach is one of the most spectacular beaches in Goa. There’s a lot to do at the Majorda Resort, from gym and health club to Ayurvedic massage and shopping arcade. At the casino, there are multiple jackpot slots and video machines. It also offers live table games like blackjack and roulette. The casino is open from 12 pm to 1 am everyday.
Note that, all the casinos in Goa charge an entry fee, which can be anywhere between Rs.200 to Rs.2500 per person. You are also required to follow a set dress code, which is usually formal or smart casual. Slippers and cotton shorts are generally not allowed. Additionally, you have to be 18 or older to get entry into a casino in Goa.