Although casino gambling is illegal in most states in India, Goa, Daman and Sikkim have legal casinos. Here we run down a list of the 7 best casinos in India.
India may not be the first destination of choice for gambling. In the majority of states, land-based casino gambling is illegal and betting is restricted to lotteries and horse racing.
However, the states of Goa and Sikkim, and the union territory of Daman have legal casinos.
Here Focus Gaming News offers a list of the 7 best casinos in India for you to try your luck.
1. Deltin Royale
The biggest hub for casino gaming in India is Goa, where several floating casinos operate in the river in Panaji. The Delta Royale is an offshore casino that offers an incredible view of the shore and almost 120 gaming tables, 60 slot machines and 4 VIP gaming rooms.
The casino also has India’s largest dedicated poker room and different packages including gaming offers, live entertainment, unlimited food and unlimited drinks.
Fisheries Jetty Fisheries Building D. Bandodkar Road, Panaji, Goa.
2. Casino Paradise
One of Goa’s oldest and largest casinos, the Paradise offers a casino experience separated from its hotel.
The venue offers traditional casino games in digital form, including roulette stations, blackjack, slots, and mini flush. There’s also the new robotic arm Baccarat station.
The Hotel Neo Majestic provides a five-star experience with three restaurants and deluxe rooms.
Inside Neo Majestic, Porvorim, Bardez, Near Azad Bhavan, Panaji, Goa.
3. Casino Mahjong
The Casino Mahjong, in the northeastern state of Sikkim, is a five-star resort that offers a hotel, spa and 24/7 casino.
It offers traditional casino table games with 15 tables available including blackjack and roulette, along with video slots. It also hosts regular events.
To enter the casino you will have to pay a service fee, which includes drink vouchers for up to six beverages.
Lower Samdur Block, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim.
4. Casino Pride
Another offshore floating casino overlooking the city of Panjim in Goa, Casino Pride has three floors offering 40 different international table games, as well as slots, and Indian gaming opportunities.
It’s one of the few casinos that offers a voucher to play at the casino games as part of the entrance fee.
The casino even has a children’s play area, and if you want to step back from gambling, the venue provides two hours of entertainment every evening.
In addition to this, multi-cuisine dining is the order of the day with unlimited buffet treats on the menu.
River Mandovi, Captain Of Ports Jetty, Panaji, Goa.
5. Casino Carnival
Casino Carnival was established in 2001 at the Goa Marriott Resort and Spa. This family-oriented floating casino offers popular games like blackjack, American roulette and baccarat and slots.
It offers package deals including discounts on food and beverage and a complimentary buffet breakfast.
Miramar, Panaji, Goa.
6. Deltin JAQK
Another offshore casino from Deltin, the JAQK is smaller than the sister ship, the Royale, but still has plenty of games and amenities to enjoy.
Once you pay your entry fee, which comes with free house drinks at the bar, you get access to classic table games and slot machines.
Learners’ tables are available and if you’re a beginner, with a team of professionally trained croupiers to help in every minimum detail.
Food options are superb and there are shows every night to allow relaxation between gaming.
Fisheries Dept. Building, Dayanand Bandodkar Road, Fisheries Jetty, Panjim, Goa.
7. The Zuri White Sands casino
Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino, located in Salcete, is a comfortable resort with cheaper options than some of other casinos and hotels in the state.
It’s rated as one of the best Best Beach Resorts in Goa and offers luxury rooms, a long pool and a wide variety of dining options, from European to Asian. The casino is small and offers a limited variety of games.
Margao Road, Margao, Goa.