The Best Casinos In India: Goa and Sikkim

Author:

Angelina Saul

Last Updated:

22/12/2022

Gambling has existed for ages. People have played gambling games for fun or money. Just like every story has two sides, gambling also has one. It is good to stay positive, so let’s talk about the positive side of the casino industry.

Today there are many gambling laws in place. If gambling becomes an addiction, it could also destroy lives and families and affect the government. In India, each state is allowed to set its gambling laws. Gambling is legal in Goa, Sikkim, and Daman. The latter doesn’t have a casino. Sikkim has land-based casinos, while Goa has land-based and floating (offshore) casinos.

There are live dealers in their offshore casino games, whereas land-based casinos have electronic games. Sikkim’s land-based casinos have electronic and live dealer games.

The various casino offers, entertainment and surroundings make casinos in India great holiday destinations. Money from this sector contributes to state revenue and generates employment for many. However, certain Indian state governments prefer a blanket ban on gambling than regularising it. In states where gambling is banned, people continue playing underground or on offshore sites. The legality of online casinos is vague as the Public Gambling Act, 1867, doesn’t mention internet games. It is because the Act came into being before the introduction of the internet.

According to the Public Gambling Act,1867, a game of skill is legal, whereas luck-based games are illegal. As stated previously, it is up to each Indian state to approve gambling or not in their region. Today many want the regularisation of online games. Not all online games are gambling games. For example, chess tournaments that happen online. Chess is a game of skill. The Tamil Nadu government has banned all online games.

Skilled game players have been affected as their online games now fall under gambling games only for being played online. It is seen as unfair by the players and many others who love skilled games. In fact, as per the List, any state government cannot term skilled games illegal. The matter is still in court. Only the future will tell if gambling will get regularised or banned in all the Indian states.

We have collected the information on all the below-listed casinos by personally contacting them. The package prices, inclusions, and other facilities could change when the casinos decide to do the same. For any further queries, you may contact them directly.

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Casinos in Goa

Goa thrives on tourism, especially casinos. There are 16 casinos in Goa. Six casinos are offshore casinos, while 10 are land-based. Only 9 out of 10 of the land-based/onshore casinos are operational. The legal gambling age is 21 years and above. Someone celebrating their 21st birthday cannot gamble on the same day. They have to wait a day to be eligible to play. A person 18 years cannot enter the casino gaming floor in Goa, unlike in Sikkim.

Covid-19 protocols are a must for all.

Tourists make it a point to visit one floating casino while in Goa. Goa is the only Indian state that has floating/offshore casinos. One wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity. Let’s read more about these floating and land-based casinos.

Offshore/Floating Casinos in Goa

Big Daddy

If you want to gamble in style, Big Daddy is the place. You can play anytime, 365 days a year. Travel in cute feeder boats to reach Big Daddy Floating Casino. VIP members travel using a unique feeder boat. 

Casinos get two types of gamers. One kind of gamer goes only for its experience and gets entertained, while the other type goes mostly to play and win money. The services offered differ for both types of gamers.

Big Daddy Offshore/Floating Casino in Goa, India.
  • Packages: The minimum price starts from INR 2000 for an adult of legal age. There are various packages offered like Day Time deals, Regular and Premium packages for weekdays (Tue-Thu) & weekends (Fri-Mon), VIP packages, Regular, Premium, and VIP Couple packages, Youth package, Kids package, Infants package, Poker & Pocker Couple package, and Group package. The prices and inclusions of all these packages are different. For example, the price for Day Time deals is INR 2000, the Regular package is INR 2500, the Premium package is INR 3500, and the VIP package is INR 6000. For weekends, the price of specific packages increases by INR 1000 per person, including a promotional voucher (depending on the package type).
  • Popular Games: The top 5 popular games on Big Daddy are Teen Patti, Roulette, Andar Bahar, Paplu, and Poker. Paplu is a variation of Rummy, also known as Indian Rummy or Indian Marriage Rummy.
  • Dress code: Smart casual and formal are acceptable here. Men wearing sleeveless T-shirts, shorts, chappals or flip-flops cannot enter the casino. They are not very strict with women 😉 
  • Food and Beverages: Most of the packages include unlimited house-brand drinks. Some packages include an Unlimited buffet dinner, snacks, taxes and live entertainment. Some even offer exclusive access to the High tide area, which is usually open from the 1st week of November till the start of monsoons in May. There is a special à la Carte menu for VIP members. The menu includes dishes belonging to various Indian cuisines. They do not have to leave the gaming table to enjoy their meal.
  • Entertainment: Gamers/visitors get to enjoy the best of music here. There are live performances by well-known Indian celebrities, singers, dancers, DJs, and international artists. Only at Big Daddy offshore and onshore casinos can one watch pole dancing.
  • Facilities for Children: Gamers can get their children along. But they cannot enter the gaming area unless they’re above 18. Children below 8 have no entry fees. There’s a Daddy’s kids’ room with four nannies. This area has a sleep zone, satellite TV, Box office games and Interactive gaming. 
  • Address: First Floor, Kamala House, Campal, Panjim, Goa – 403001
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 9607016990 | Email: [email protected] 

They also have a land-based casino called Strike at Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, North Goa, the details of which are mentioned below under land-based casinos.

Deltin Casinos

The Deltin group owns three luxurious floating casinos- Deltin Royale, Deltin Jaqk, and Casino Kings. They have two land-based casinos, Deltin Zuri at the Zuri White Sands Resort in Varca, South Goa, and the in-house casino in their hotel Deltin Suites in Nerul, North Goa. The former two offshore casinos are open 24×7, while Deltin Zuri is open from 12 pm to 5 am, 365 days a year.

The casinos’ packages differ for both the Deltin offshore casinos. One cannot use a ticket from one of their casinos to enter their other casino. The entry and exit points are not the same for all their vessels.

One can earn non-negotiable playing coupons/chips (NNPC) by paying extra or booking online. This condition depends on which casino you choose. The guest can collect this coupon from the cashier’s desk at the respective casino.

The legal gambling age in the casino is 21+ years. An 18-year-old guest is not allowed in the gaming area.

The Deltin group has its hotel – Deltin Suites. There is no lodging facility in the floating casinos.

Deltin Royale
Deltin Royale Offshore/Floating Casino in Goa, India.
Deltin Royale Offshore/Floating Casino in Goa, India.
  • Packages: Deltin Royale Weekdays Regular packages start from INR 3000, Premium packages start from INR 4000, and VIP packages from INR 5000. On weekends one has to pay an additional INR 500 for any package. All their packages include unlimited food, drinks, feeder boat services, live entertainment and playing offers. The type of liquor depends on the package type. VIP members can play high stake games on the casino vessel’s fourth level/floor. Players earn non-negotiable playing coupons worth 2000 by booking online and paying an extra INR 500 at the cashier’s desk at the casino.
  • Popular Games: Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Andar Bahar, Poker, 7 Up 7 Down, Teen Patti and many more.
  • Dress Code: Ladies are welcome in decent evening dresses. Men have to wear smart casual or formal. Sling bags, small handbags, and purses are permitted. However, carry bags, backpacks, heavy baggage, and laptop bags are not allowed.
  • Food and Beverages: You can enjoy gourmet cuisine at their Vegas restaurant. Their packages include unlimited drinks and food, and VIP/ Club Deltin members can enjoy the a la carte menu and a Whisky Lounge. For non-members, apart from the buffet, there is a live chaat and a Chinese counter. Guest players can order a variety of stuff at the live Chinese counter. The operation and availability of their Sun deck/Sky bar depend on the weather conditions and private party bookings.
  • Entertainment: Indian celebs and International dancers perform live on the gaming floor.
  • Kids Facilities: Currently, the kids’ room in Deltin Royale is subject to availability, while the one in Deltin Jaqk is not operational due to the pandemic and vaccination age. 
  • Boarding Address: Fisheries Jetty Fisheries Building D. Bandodkar Road, Panaji, Goa 403001. And Reis Margos Jetty (temporarily shut due to monsoons), Nerul – Reis Margos Rd, Reis Magos, Goa 403109
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 9819698196 / Email: [email protected]
Deltin Jaqk
Deltin Jaqk Offshore/Floating Casino in Goa, India.
Deltin Jaqk Offshore/Floating Casino in Goa, India.
  • Packages: Deltin Jaqk packages start from INR 2000 onwards. Their packages include unlimited drinks, food, live entertainment and playing offers. Players earn a 500 non-negotiable playing coupon by booking online. There are no packages for infants (aged 0-4 years). For teens (age 12-20 years) and children (age 5-11 years), the packages cost INR 1250 each. Anyone below 21+ years of age cannot enter the gaming floor.
  • Popular Games: Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Andar Bahar, 7 Up 7 Down, Poker, Teen Patti and many more.
  • Dress Code: Ladies are welcome in decent evening dresses. Men have to wear smart casual or formal. Sling bags, small handbags, and purses are permitted. However, carry bags, backpacks, heavy baggage, and laptop bags are not allowed.
  • Food and Beverages: You can enjoy gourmet cuisine at their Vegas restaurant. Their packages include unlimited drinks and food. VIP/ Club Deltin members can enjoy the a la carte menu and a Whisky Lounge. Children and teens can have soft beverages and not liquor. For non-members, apart from the buffet, there is a live chat and a Chinese counter. Guest players can order a variety of stuff at the live Chinese counter. The operation and availability of The Peak (Sky bar) depend on the weather conditions and private party bookings.
  • Entertainment: There are live performances by Bollywood and international artists, singers, musicians, DJs, and magicians.
  • Kids Facilities: The kids’ room is currently not operational due to the pandemic and vaccination age. 
  • Boarding Address: Boarding Point: Noah’s Ark, RND Jetty, D. Bandodkar Road, Panaji – Goa 403001.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 9819698196 / Email: [email protected]
Kings Casino

Kings Casino is exclusively for private groups and is operational 24×7 throughout the year.

Kings Casino Offshore/Floating casino in Miramar, North Goa.
Kings Casino Offshore/Floating casino in Miramar, North Goa.
  • Packages: Their Regular package costs INR 2000, Premium INR 2500, and VIP INR 3000.
  • Popular Games: Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Poker variants, Andar Bahar, and Slots are some of the most popular games played here.
  • Dress Code: Guests have to wear formal or smart casual.
  • Food and Beverages: The packages mentioned above include unlimited veg and non-veg buffet and drinks.
  • Entertainment: Guests enjoy live music, singing and dancing by professional artists.
  • Kids Facilities: Kids’ room/area is currently unavailable.
  • Boarding Address: Noah’s Ark, RND Jetty, Dayanand Bandodkar Road, Panaji, Goa 403001.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 9819698196 / Email: [email protected]

Majestic Pride

Majestic Pride Floating/Offshore Casino in Goa, India.
Majestic Pride Floating/Offshore Casino in Goa, India.
  • Packages: Majestic Pride has various packages for weekdays (Mon-Thu) and weekends (Fri-Sun). The package prices depend on whether you choose only buffet or need alcohol too, along with some One Time Play (OTP) chips. For example, their weekdays package costing INR 1500 includes a buffet, while the INR 2000 package includes a buffet + 1000 (OTP) chips, and their INR 2500 & 3000 packages include a buffet + 1000 (OTP) chips + Alcohol (Regular for the lower package and Premium for the higher package). There are packages for children too. On weekends the prices of the packages mentioned above increase by INR 500 per person.
  • Popular Games: Some popular games played here are American Roulette, BlackJack, Mini Flush, Baccarat, Paplu, and Andar Bahar.
  • Dress Code: You cannot enter wearing Short & Sleeveless T-Shirts not permitted. Flip Flops & Chappals.
  • Food and Beverages: The buffet offers unlimited food. You can enjoy snacks & unlimited drinks (house brands) while playing at the table.
  • Entertainment: You can enjoy the live performances of dancers, DJs, and international artists between 9 pm to 11 pm (IST).
  • Kids Facilities: They do have a kids’ zone.
  • Boarding Address: River Mandovi, Captain Of Ports Jetty, Panaji, Goa 403001.
  • Contact: Telephone: 1800 1200 444 / Email: [email protected]

Casino Pride

Casino Pride Floating/Offshore Casino in Goa, India.
  • Packages: They have different entry packages and OTP packages. Your food, alcohol brand, live entertainment, and access to their weather deck depend on your chosen package. Their weekday entry packages cost INR 1000, 1500, and 2500 for Regular, Premium, and Luxury packages, respectively. On weekends these prices increase by INR 500. Teens (10-21 years) have to pay INR 800 for any package.
  • Popular Games: 3 Card Poker, Texas Holdem, Baccarat, Mini Flush, and Paplu are some popular games played here.
  • Dress Code: Men can wear formal or smart casual. Sleeveless T-shirts, shorts, flip-flops and chappals are not allowed. Women must wear appropriate evening wear. The new COVID-19 protocols don’t permit backpacks, luggage, carry bags, heavy baggage, and laptop bags to be carried inside the property.
  • Food and Beverages: Most of their packages include snacks, buffets, and unlimited drinks.
  • Entertainment: You can enjoy renowned artists’ live musical and dance performances here.
  • Kids Facilities: Kids are allowed in the gaming area. Kids (0-9 years) can enter for free.
  • Boarding Address: River Mandovi, Captain Of Ports Jetty, Panaji, Goa 403001.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 915885000 / Email: [email protected]

Land-Based/Onshore Casinos in Goa

Strike Casino

The casino Strike, located in the luxurious Grand Hyatt Goa in Bambolim, North Goa, is very close to the capital city and the beach. Big Daddy owns Strike.

The casino is operational 24×7 throughout the year.

Casino Strike by Big Daddy at Grand Hyatt Goa.
  • Packages: The prices for their packages for the whole week are INR 2000 for the Regular package offering a promotional voucher of an equal amount, INR 3000 for the Premium package offering a promotional voucher of an equal amount, INR 5000 for the VIP package offering a promotional voucher of an equal amount, and INR 10000 for the Indulgence package offering INR 15000 promotional voucher. The promotional vouchers are One Time Play chips.
  • Popular Games: Some of the popular games are Baccarat, Roulette, Indian Flush, Andar Bahar, and Black Jack.
  • Dress Code: You must wear smart casual if not formal.
  • Food & Beverages: Multicuisine veg & non-veg buffet dinner, live chaat and Chinese counter is available at their restaurant Cilantro from 7 pm to 1 am. Drinks are available based on the chosen package. After the unlimited hours, guests get unlimited food and drinks if they still play at one of the gaming tables.
  • Entertainment: Guests can enjoy live music, singing and dancing by professional Indian & International artists in the restaurant. Pole dancing happens on the gaming floor.
  • Added Attraction: Strike has a VIP lounge area for exclusive parties, a DJ setup with an in-house DJ, a stage in the restaurant, an Event Manager in-house, and much more. High Stake gamers can play on the level 1 floor called the Diamond Deck inside the casino.
  • Kids’ Facilities: Instead of a dedicated kids’ room, they have a kids’ play area where children can play interactive games and rest.
  • Address: Worldwide Resorts & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Block No.4 North Wing at Grand Hyatt, P.O Goa University, Bambolim, Goa-403201.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 8999889998 / Email: [email protected]

Deltin Zuri

Deltin Zuri, owned by Deltin, is the only land-based/onshore casino in South Goa, located at the beautiful beach resort – Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort in Varca.

You can play here 365 days a year between 12 pm to 5 am.

Detin Zuri, land-based/onshore casino at Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort in Varca, South Goa.
  • Packages: They have a Premium package costing INR 2500. You can get a non-negotiable playing coupon worth 2000 by booking online and paying an additional INR 500 at the cashier’s desk at the casino.
  • Popular Games: Baccarat, Andar Bahar, Blackjack, Roulette, and 3 Card Poker are some of the most played games.
  • Dress Code: Ladies can enter wearing evening dresses. Men have to wear smart casual or formal. Sling bags, small handbags, and purses are permitted. However, carry bags, backpacks, heavy baggage, and laptop bags are not allowed.
  • Food & Beverages: Unlimited food and four beverages (IMFL Brand Liquor) are part of the package. Vegas, the restaurant is open on weekdays (Mon-Thu) from 8.30 pm to 12 pm and on weekends (Fri-Sun) from 8.30 pm to 1 am.
  • Address: The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino Pedda Varca, Salcete, South Goa, Goa 403721.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 9819698196 / Email: [email protected]

Deltin Suites

Deltin Suites, owned by Deltin, is a 5-star casino hotel with an in-house casino located in Nerul, North Goa. This beautiful hotel has 106 rooms and a restaurant, Caldin.

Deltin Suites with an in-house land-based/onshore casino in Nerul, North Goa.
Deltin Suites with an in-house land-based/onshore casino in Nerul, North Goa.
  • Packages: The Regular package costs INR 2000. Get a non-negotiable playing coupon worth 1000 by paying an additional INR 500 at the cashier’s desk at the casino.
  • Popular Games: Teen Patti, 7 Up 7 Down, 3 Card Poker, Casino War, and 5 Card Poker are some of the most played games.
  • Dress Code: The dress code is formal or smart casual. Men wearing shorts, sleeveless T-shirts, flip-flops, and chappals cannot enter.
  • Food & Beverages: Unlimited Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian starters are served at the gaming tables anytime. The package also includes beverages.
  • Kids’ Facilities: The kids’ room though closed because of the pandemic, is mainly for the children of the guests staying in Deltin Suites.
  • Address: Nerul – Candolim Road, Fadtewada, Nerul, Bardez, Goa 403114.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 9819698196 / Email: [email protected] 

Chances Casino

Chances is a land-based in-house casino of the five-star boutique resort, Chances Resort & Casino, located in the beautiful Dona Paula valley.

It is operational from 11 am to 4 am every day.

Chances, land-based/onshore casino at the Chances Resort in Vainguinim Valley, Dona Paula, North Goa.
Chances, land-based/onshore casino at the Chances Resort in Vainguinim Valley, Dona Paula, North Goa.
  • Packages: You get a free entry on buying chips worth INR 5000. They also have Stay & Play packages costing INR 30,000 and INR 49,000, including a deluxe room twin sharing stay, food, drinks and non-negotiable chips worth 25000 and 49000, respectively (depending on their package). The minimum bet is 100, and the maximum is 5000, depending on the game table.
  • Popular Games: European Roulette, Mini Flush, Baccarat, and Andar Bahar are some of the most played games here.
  • Dress Code: Strictly formal or smart casual.
  • Food & Beverages: Complimentary buffet dinner from 8 pm to 12 am for gamers who play for a long and those who have taken higher packages. The 5000 package includes 2 drinks and 2 snacks from the a la carte menu, served on the gaming table. Players can enjoy a buffet dinner at the Coffe Shop inside the hotel itself.
  • Entertainment: Russian dancers and singers perform on the casino floor every Wednesday. Every Saturday & Sunday there is live music.
  • Added Attraction: Ladies are a guest on Wednesdays. They do not have to pay entry charges as Wednesday is Ladies Night. Apart from unlimited complimentary cocktails and mocktails, they get One Time Play Chips worth 500. They could use these chips on any table to play outside bets.
  • Kids’ Facilities: This is closed for now due to the pandemic.
  • Address: 184-189, Machado′s Cove, Dona Paula, Goa, India. 403 004.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 9545552205/06 / Email: [email protected]

Grand 7 Casino

Grand 7 Casino is the in-house casino of the beautiful 5-star O’Hotel Resort in Candolim overlooking the Arabian Sea.

The casino is open 24×7 throughout the year.

Grand 7 Casino, a land-based/onshore Casino in Candolim, North Goa.
Grand 7 Casino, a land-based/onshore Casino in Candolim, North Goa.
  • Packages: Their package prices are INR 2000 for the Stag entry, INR 3500 for the Couple entry, and INR 5000 for VIP entry. Depending on the package selected, guests/players get OTP chips. Children above age 5 and adults below age 21 have to pay INR 500.
  • Popular Games: Evona, Roulette, BlackJack, Teen Patti, and Andar Bahar are some popular games played here.
  • Dress Code: Guests have to wear formal or smart casual.
  • Food & Beverages: 2 drinks, 1 snack, and a multi-cuisine buffet dinner get offered in the Stag and Couple entry packages. For the VIP package, the guest receives unlimited house drinks (while gaming only), 2 snacks, and a buffet dinner.
  • Entertainment: There is live singing and dancing by professionals from 9 pm to 1 am in the lobby area.
  • Added Attraction: You can get a pick-up and drop from the Candolim area depending on availability.
  • Kids’ Facilities: A parent/guardian has to accompany the kid in the lobby area. Kids/adults below the age of 21+ cannot enter the gaming floor.
  • Address: The O’Hotel, Bardez, North – Goa, Candolim, Goa 403515.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 7620857777 or 7620847777/ Email: Email Form available on the website.

Galaxy Casino

Galaxy Casino is a land-based/onshore casino located in The Crown Goa Hotel in Panjim, North Goa.

The casino is operational 24×7, 365 days a year.

Galaxy Casino in The Crown Hotel in Panjim, North Goa.
  • Packages: The Regular Stag package costs INR 1500, which includes 1500 OTP chips; the Premium package costs INR 3000 and offers 3000 OTP chips; the VIP Stag package costs INR 5000 and offers 6000 OTP chips; Premium Couple package costs INR 5000 and offers 5000 OTP chips. The OTP chips are valid till 8 am the following morning. High stake gamers can buy gaming chips worth a minimum of INR 50000 or more.
  • Popular Games: Bacarrat, Andar Bahar, VIP Roulette, Roulette, and BlackJack are some of their popular games.
  • Dress Code: Men cannot wear shorts that are above the knees. The dress code is formal or smart casual. Women can enter wearing evening dresses.
  • Food & Beverages: Every package has different inclusions. Some inclusions require the player to continue playing at a gaming table. The Regular package provides house brand liquor and snacks at the gaming table, Premium packages offer IMFL beverages, and the VIP package includes Imported beverages. Buffet dinner is served at the restaurant from 9.30 pm to 2.30 am.
  • Entertainment: National and International dancers perform daily in the restaurant between 9.30 pm and 3 am.
  • Added Attraction: Ladies of the Premium and VIP Couple packages get additional 2000 OTP chips, respectively, after 6 pm. High stake gamers with a minimum buy of INR 50000 get a one-night stay for two at the Crown hotel. All their meals are complimentary, and they also get a return flight ticket within India. The casino manager can give the high stake player a green band based on their play. The green band lets them get a regular free entry.
  • Kids’ Facilities: Kids can wait in the reception area of the casino. A parent/guardian may need to accompany them if required. There are no nannies to look after the kids.
  • Address: The Crown, Bairo Alto Dos Pilotos Jose Falcao Road, Panaji, Goa – 403001.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 8523888888 Email: Email: [email protected]

Majestic Paradise

Majestic Paradise is part of the Majestic Group of Hotels & Casinos. It is located at Hotel Neo Majestic in Porvorim, North Goa, and is open 24×7 throughout the year.

Majestic Paradise land-based/onshore Casino in Neo Majestic Hotel in Porvorim, North Goa.
Majestic Paradise land-based/onshore Casino in Neo Majestic Hotel in Porvorim, North Goa.
  • Packages: The entry package for all days is INR 1000.
  • Popular Games: Roulette, Casino War, Teen Patti, and Andar Bahar are popular games played here.
  • Dress Code: Guests have to wear formal or smart casual.
  • Food & Beverages: The entry package includes a buffet dinner served between 8 pm to 1 am Mon-Sun. Gamers receive drinks and snacks at the gaming table till they are playing.
  • Added Attraction: The casino has a gaming expert who can teach beginners to play any game of their choice available at the casino.
  • Kids’ Facilities: There is a kids’ room with many fun and engaging games and a caretaker.
  • Address: Hotel Neo Majestic, Porvorim Village, Bardez, Goa.
  • Contact: Telephone: +91 1800 1200 444 / Email: [email protected]

Casino Carnival

Casino Carnival is a land-based casino located at the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa in Miramar, Panjim, North Goa. Marriott does not own it. A third-party company runs the casino.

The casino is open from 11 am to 4 am.

Casino Carnival is a land-based/onshore casino at Marriott Resorts & Spa in Miramar, North Goa.
Casino Carnival is a land-based/onshore casino at Marriott Resorts & Spa in Miramar, North Goa.
  • Packages: Their Stag package costs INR 1500, which includes OTP chips worth 1500, and their Couple Package costs INR 2000 and offers OTP chips worth 1000.
  • Popular Games: Roulette, Baccarat, and slot machines are some popular games played here.
  • Dress Code: Men have to wear formal or smart casual. Ladies are welcome in evening dresses.
  • Food & Beverages: Their packages include one drink and one snack per person. There is a buffet dinner from 8.30 pm to 1 am.
  • Entertainment: Live singing happens on weekends (Fri-Sun) on the casino floor.
  • Kids’ Facilities: The casino doesn’t have an area dedicated to kids. The hotel, however, has it for its guests.
  • Address: The Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Miramar, Panjim, Goa 7403001.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 7030822998

Calypso Casino

Calypso Casino is located at the 5-star hotel, La Calypso in Calangute, Nort Goa. It is very close to the famous Baga Beach.

Currently, the casino is closed because of renovations.

La Calypso Hotel near Baga Bridge, Calangute, North Goa.
La Calypso Hotel near Baga Bridge, Calangute, North Goa.
  • Address: Saunta Vaddo, Bardez, Calangute Baga Road, Near Dada Bridge, Calangute, Goa 403516.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 9657885950 / Email: [email protected]

Casino Gold

Casino Gold is situated in the most popular area known for its nightclubs, beach, and other tourist places.

The casino is open from 1.30 pm to 6 am (IST) 365 days a year.

Casino Gold is a land-based/onshore casino in Candolim, North Goa.
Casino Gold is a land-based/onshore casino in Candolim, North Goa.
  • Packages: They have 3 packages. The regular package offered for Sync Nightclub members is INR 1000. The Premium package costs INR 2000, and the VIP package costs INR 4000. A Premium package guest gets 1000 non-negotiable playing chips (NNPC) that they can use to play 4 types of games, while the VIP package guest gets 2000 NNPC.
  • Popular Games: American Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Slot Machines, & 5 Card Poker machine.
  • Dress Code: Men cannot enter wearing shorts, sleeveless T-shirts, chappals or flip-flops.
  • Food & Beverages: All three packages include food and drinks. The Regular package includes House Brand Liquor. IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) Liquor is part of the Premium and VIP packages. Imported Brand Liquor is available only under the VIP package. Food and snacks can be served at the table for Premium players, along with 2 drink coupons off the table. VIP players get to enjoy unlimited drinks.
  • Entertainment: Live singing every day from 8 pm to 11 pm. On weekends Russian dancers perform n the casino floor.
  • Added Attraction: High stake gamers are suggested hotel stay packages at Sinq.
  • Kids’ Facilities: The kids’ room has two nannies to attend to the kids.
  • Address: next to Sinq Night Club, Candolim, Goa 403515
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 9009009001

Casinos in Sikkim

Sikkim is an Indian state situated in the northeast. It may not have beaches, but its location makes it a beautiful place to behold.

In Sikkim casinos, the entry age for an adult is 18 years and above on the gaming floor. Covid-19 protocols are a must for all.

The Sikkim land casinos have electronic and live dealer games.

We have listed below the three leading casinos in Sikkim. Out of these 3, only two are operational at the moment.

Casino Mahjong Mayfair

Casino Mahjong, the land-based casino, is located in Mayfair Spa Resort in Gangtok, Sikkim. It is 5500 feet above sea level in the foothills of the Himalayan range. The view is breathtaking, with the property surrounded by nature’s lush green carpet.

The casino is operational 24×7, 365 days a year.

  • Packages: Their Stag package costs INR 2300, which includes OTP chips worth 500, and their Couple package costs INR 4000, which provides OTP chips worth 1000. The players can play these chips on specific game tables like Casino War, Blackjack, and Roulette outside bets.
  • Popular Games: Roulette, Blackjack, and Casino War are some of their popular games.
  • Food & Beverages: The packages include 2 in-house drinks, 1 non-veg & 1 veg snack. Buffet dinner is also part of the package and is available from 8.30 pm to 12 am.
  • Address: Lower Samdur Block, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 737135.
  • Contact: Mobile: +91 8653004868/ Email: [email protected]

Casino Deltin Denzong

Casino Deltin Denzong is a land-based casino owned by Deltin. It is located at the 5-star luxury hotel Denzong Regency in Gangtok, Sikkim, 6000 feet above sea level. You can enjoy the city’s best view and Mt.Kanchedzonga, the mountain range.

The casino is operational 24×7, all days of the year.

Deltin Denzong is a land-based casino located at the Denzong Regency in Gangtok, Sikkim.
Deltin Denzong is a land-based casino located at the Denzong Regency in Gangtok, Sikkim.
  • Packages: Their F&B Regular package costs INR 2500, F&B Premium costs INR 3000, and the VIP package costs INR 4000 for all days. If you book online and pay an additional INR 500 at the casino’s cashier desk, you get NNPC worth 1500 for any package.
  • Popular Games: Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Andar Bahar and Casino War are some popular games played here.
  • Dress Code: The dress code is formal or smart casual.
  • Food & Beverages: All packages include food and drinks. The time for the buffet dinner at the restaurant is 8 pm to pm to midnight (12 am) on weekdays, and 8 pm to 1 am on weekends. Beverages and snacks are served every day from 6 pm to 4 am. The types of drinks offered are different for all packages.
  • Entertainment: There is music, and live entertainment from 9 pm to 1 am on all days.
  • Address: Denzong Regency, Cherry Banks, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101.
  • Contact: Mobile: +919819698196 / Email: [email protected]

Casino Sikkim

Casino Sikkim is one of the first Land-casinos in India. It is in the 4-star hotel The Royal Plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim.

Currently, the casino is closed due to renovations.

The Royal Plaza Hotel in Gangtok, Sikkim.
The Royal Plaza Hotel in Gangtok, Sikkim.
  • Address: The Royal Plaza, Syari Road, Upper Syari, Gangtok, Sikkim 737102, India
  • Contact: Telephone: +91 03592 280 232 / Email: [email protected]

Things to Remember

You can play in casinos in India only in two Indian states, Sikkim and Goa. The latter is India’s only state to have floating/offshore casinos.

As per The Public Gambling Act, 1867, games of chance are illegal. Only skill-based games are considered legal. You must be of legal age to enter a casino’s gaming floor. Each Indian state has its own gambling rules.

Before playing on any online casinos with the same names mentioned above, contact the casino before creating an account or transferring money.

Casino games are fun and can help you win some money. You need to know when to stop if you are on a losing streak or if you are getting addicted to the game.

FAQs

Does India have Casinos?

In India, you will find casinos in two states, Goa and Sikkim. 

Where are floating casinos in India?

Goa is the only Indian state with 6 floating, also known as offshore casinos.

Can you play in Goa casinos?

All apart from Goans (permanent residents & those domiciled) can enter the casinos in Goa.

Which is the nearest casino to Mumbai?

Maharashtra has no casinos approved by the state government. The nearest one can go to play casino games is Goa.

Does Delhi have casinos?

Only Sikkim and Goa have casinos approved by their respective state governments.

Is there a casino in Daman?

Currently, Daman does not have a casino.

How many casinos are there in Goa?

Goa has 10 land-based and 6 floating casinos.

Can a person below the legal age enter the casino floor just to watch others play?

The answer is No.

Is matka legal in India?

Matka being a game of chance, is not legal in India.

Which are the popular games in casinos in India?

Roulette, Andar Bahar, Teen Patti, Mini Flush, Baccarat, 3 card game, slot machines, and Casino War are some of the popular games played in casinos in India.