Want to try your luck while holidaying in Goa? Then head to the casinos: who knows you might even hit a jackpot there. Though casinos are a new entrant to Goa's already pulsating nightlife, the finest casinos of the country are found here. It is also the only place in India where casinos have been legalised. Most of the casinos are found in five-star hotels in the form of slot machines. Recently due to increased demand, few yachts have been given license for off shore floating casinos.
Some of the best off shore casinos in Goa are:
Casino Goa on the MV Caravela: Live casino facility is available on board the M.V. Caravela. The 215 ft long luxury cruise ship is docked offshore at the Mandovi River.
The casino is strikingly done up in gold where games such as American Roulette, Black Jack, Poker can be played.
Casino Royale: This casino has been specially designed to give an authentic Las Vegas atmosphere. Casino Royale is India's largest off-shore entertainment vessel offering all the casino games known worldwide. It has 5 Decks and 3 Gaming floors with over 50 classic table games, state-of-the art slot machines, exclusive VVIP and VIP rooms. Roulette, Baccarat, 3/5 Card Poker, Black Jack, are some of the games available here. You will find the yacht off shore at Bardez.
Kings Casino Goa: Kings Casino offers international style live casino amidst the picturesque backdrop of Reis Magos hills. The yacht remains docked at River Mandovi. Blackjack, American Roulette, Baccarat, Pontoon, 3 Card stud and 5 card draw, Poker and high-tech slot machines including Video Poker are available here.
On Shore Casinos:
Las Vegas: The Leela Kempinski's Las Vegas is a hot favourite. The casino like the hotel is the utmost in class and elegance. The types of games available here are Roulette, slot machines, derby games, which are all automated.
Chances Casino: The swirling energy of the place pulls in a crowd of hotel guest and dedicated locals and tourists. The casino is located at the boutique Vainguinim Valley Resort. The types of games available are American Roulette, Poker, 35 slot machines, and derby games.
Hacienda De Oro: The casino is a great place to hang-out. It doubles up as a pub and the interiors are swanky with a Mexican theme. The casino is located at the Holiday Inn Resort. The types of games available are American Roulette, slot machines and dice machines.
Winners: This is another happening casino located at Goa Marriot Resort. It is probably the largest casino in Goa. The games on offer are American Roulette, Poker, Blackjack and slot machines.
Goldfinger Casino: The casino is at Cidade de Goa Beach Resort in Dona Paula. It is open 24 hours and its modern gaming facilities attract both seasoned players and rookies. The games available are baccarat, black jack, roulette and a grand computerized derby.