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Try Your Luck And Check Out These 8 Best Casinos When In Goa

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    Goa has a mix of everything you’re looking for, beaches, fresh seafood, hilly treks and even a stroke of luck! If you’re looking to test your luck and win some money, then you can head to any of these casinos where you could earn well (and lose it as easily). Check out our list of the best casinos in Goa, and channel your inner James Bond. However, do not get overly zealous and lose your entire fortune here, haha. 

    The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino

    Located on the picturesque Varca beach, Dunes is the casino at Zuri White Sands Resort. Although it is on the smaller side, It offers a plush gaming experience and is among the more luxurious casinos in South Goa. Roulette, Black Jack, Baccarat, 3 cards Poker, Mini Flush Rummy and 20 odd Slot Machines are up for you to try your luck at. The dress code here is formals and smart casuals; head here for an evening away from the crowds. 

    Casino Facilities & Timings: Longest swimming pool in Goa built amidst palm trees, complete with a waterfall, a kiddy pool, swim-up bar and overhead wooden bridges; activity centre filled with video games and pool tables. 

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    COVID Tip: The casino and pools might not be open on all times and the use of machines might be limited. Do check with the hotel to know more. 

    Casino Pride

    The broke man’s Deltin Royale, Casino Pride offers most of the games the former does, but does not leave a gaping hole in your pocket. It’s a hugely popular casino particularly amongst Indian players as it offers a Bollywood-style live gaming act for more than 500 guests at a time. Floating off River Mandovi, Captain Of Ports Jetty at Panjim, the casino sprawls of 30,000 square feet and offers Baccarat, Roulette, Mini Flush, Flush, Blackjack, Casino War, Rummy, 5 Card Poker. They even have Indian games like Teen Patti, Andar Bahar and Mang Patta, along side quite a few slot machines. The entry price is INR 2,000. 

    Casino Facilities & Timings: 3 floors with 40 gaming tables, Bollywood style live acts and entertainment,  kids rooms with latest electronic games, multi-cuisine restaurant with BBQ & big poker tournaments. 

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    COVID Tip: The timings may vary due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

    Deltin Jaqk

    An ideal casino for beginners, Deltin Jaqk also, located in Panjim, at the Fisheries Jetty, allows you to revel in the casino experience, without having to get intimidated by pros. Three floors that are spread over 12,000 square feet of slot machines and gaming tables, Deltin Jaqk hosts a special learners’ table, where beginners can get to know the game, before going in for bigger bets. A bar and restaurant that serves an unlimited buffet and unlimited drinks of the house brand is an added plus! And, if you want to stay and play, there are Deltin Suites to spoil you silly. Tariffs here start at INR 2,000. 

    Casino Facilities & Timings: Complimentary buffet dinner, on-board ATM machine, dedicated children’s room; special learners' tables for beginners. Do know that they might stop serving food and liquor at 1PM. 

    Pro-Tip: If you're planning to get your kids along, do know that due to COVID restrictions, they will not be allowed to go to the kids room and the gaming floor. 

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    Chances Casino & Resort

    We can’t think of a more perfect name. Located in Vainguinim Valley (close to Panjim), this casino attracts lesser attention due to its quieter location. The oldest onshore casino, they even have a buffet dinner for visitors. Enjoy games like Baccarat, Black Jack, Roulette, Mini Flush and Poker. If you’re looking for the casino vibe but don’t want to play, go here on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday to enjoy live gigs and performances. They have an INR 750 cover charge that’s known to surge to INR 2k during peak season. You will need to buy chips worth INR 5,000. 

    Casino Facilities & Timings: Dinner Buffet from 8pm -12am, unlimited snacks and house brand  drinks for players, VIP gaming rooms, in-house restaurant and bar with live music, kids garden, a spa and pool services. 

    Open 11am to 4am every day

    Deltin Royale

    Deltin Royale is 50,000 square feet of pure casino luxury! Floating on the azure waters of river Mandovi, the casino boasts of 1,000 gaming positions, a dedicated poker room, as well as a room exclusive for Teen Patti (Indian Flush). Add to that, a gourmet restaurant, an entertainment zone, a kids zone, and (drumrolls) an exclusive whiskey lounge that has an assorted selection of the choicest single malts and hand rolled cigars.

    Inevitably, it is one of Goa’s most happening casinos and if you’re big on the game, the casino also provides gaming suites where you can stay and play with the most seasoned gamblers there are. Packages start at INR 2,500 and the dress code remains smart casuals. 

    Casino Facilities & Timings: Dedicated rooms for Poker and Teen Patti, VIP-rooms, gaming rooms on deck 1 and 3, halls, amphitheater, helicopter platform, a sky bar, whiskey lounge that is well stocked with single malts and hand-rolled cigars and dance and music performances. 

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    COVID Tip: Due to COVID restricitons, the kids room will remain shut. However, there are seperate rooms for teenagers (18-21 years) and kids (12-17years) with their packages including unlimited food, soft drinks and live entertainment.


    Casino Palm

    Located at the poignantly named La Calypso hotel, in Baga, Casino Palm is the largest onshore casino in Goa. Again a great place for beginners, Casino Palm offers entry at a mere INR 1,000 on Friday and weekends and of INR 700 from Monday to Thursday, which includes complimentary food and drinks. They have 275 gaming stations and frequently host tournaments. We hear their Casino War is a hit. For when the hunger pangs strike, a multi-cuisine restaurant and two well-stocked pubs, one of them by the pool offer an array of exquisite tropical drinks. The next time you are travelling to Goa with your family, but can’t let go of that gambling itch, Casino Palm is your best bet!

    Casino Facilities & Timings: Live art performances by foreign and local artists, dedicated kids zone with the latest PS5. In-house restaurants, bars, Ayurvedic massage facilities, spa, and swimming pool facilities.

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    Casino Strike

    Casino Strike prides itself on being 'India's largest Onshore Casino' where you can access multiple gaming tables, gourmet food and some awesome entertainment. They have various packages that start from INR 2,000 on the weekdays for regula liquour brands and go up to INR 5000 VIP packages with all imported liquor. The casino has several gaming tables including Roulette, Baccarat, Black Jack, Indian Flush, Casino wars, Andar Bahar, Teen Patti, and several gaming slots. The in-house restaurant 'Cilantro' has some exquisite dishes on the offer to satiate those hunger pangs, while their in-house bar pertinently called  'Talli Tequila' will make sure you have enough liquor to keep up your gaming spirits.  

    Casino Facilities & Timings: Buffet dinner, 3 pools, spa with steam room and hot tubs, gymnasium, live performances and DJ shows every night, crèche for infants and playstation for teenagers.

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    COVID Tip: They are currently operating at 50% capacity and admit people on first come first serve basis. You might want to be quick in grabbing your spot here!

    Carnival Casino

    A relatively new casino that has become quite popular among the gambling community, Carnival Casino has two casinos on the offer - one an offshore casino on the Mandovi River, and another onshore casino inside Marriott hotel at Miramar beach. Carnival Casino is in fact known for its huge selection of games, spread over four decks with two gaming floors. The casino also has an exclusive entertainment deck that hosts performances by artists of international renown. One of the regulations here is that while everyone is allowed entry into the casino, only those above 21 are allowed to play. The entry is priced at INR 1,000 with One Time Play Chips of INR 500 included.

    Casino Facilities & Timings: Both onshore and offshore casinos, theme music, children's area, exclusive entertainment deck, private parties at Boa Sorte (their rooftop deck). Those below 21 years of age will not be allowed to enter.  

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    Pro-Tip

    COVID-Tip: Entry to casinos is permitted only if you are fully vaccinated (with both doses) and/or if you have valid RTPCR negative certificate less than 72 hours of entry. 

    Since casinos permit entry only in formals and semi-formals or smart casuals, we suggest you men check out this list and you ladies check this out.