While gambling with card games is not yet a largely accepted sport in India, there is no denying the love and passion for the many variants of this game in the country. A lot of Indians are into hardcore games of cards and indulge in them occasionally to get their dose of thrill and prize-money boost. One can even find real poker games being played on many Indian sites, like Khelplay. Because only a few places in India are allowed to have casinos, there are scattered options for enthusiasts to spend quality time in the country. Here are 10 casinos in India that keen players of poker and other such gamble games can check out:
Deltin Royale, Goa
Floating on River Mandovi is the Deltin Royale, which houses a treasure trove of options for those who love playing huge stakes. Spread across 4 floors are over 700 gaming options that guests can choose from.
Casino Pearl, Goa
This is a hot favorite among foreigners and Indians alike, and is a popular casino in South Goa. It is part of the Bogmallo Beach Resort, which is a 5-star property, and offers options like Tai-Sai, Blackjack, and Roulette, among others, on its gaming floor.
Dunes- The Casino, Goa
A relatively new addition to Goa’s casino culture, Dunes is slowly growing in popularity among tourists to the state. The primary reason is the hotel that it is a part of: The Zuri White Sands. Guests, particularly men, flock to this place during the nights to enjoy endless sessions of card games and rounds at the slot machines.
Casino Carnival, Goa
This is one place where you can experience Goan-style fun at its best. The casino is spread across four decks, where one can find gaming tables, roulette tables, and slot machines. Adding to the fun are the F&B options and live entertainment.
Casino Pride, Goa
This floating casino on the Mandovi River is a popular pick for its varied options of gaming, including Rummy, Flush, and Texas Hold’em. The vibrant and bright décor of the casino is an added attraction.
Chances Casino, Goa
A huge casino measuring 30,000 sq. ft., Chances Casino is part of the Chances Resort. While poker enthusiasts can have a ball at this paradise, there are fun facilities for their families too, making this resort, as a whole, a fun family destination.
Hacienda De Oro, Goa
This South Goa casino has a Mexican setting and is quite famous among tourists. The Spanish name of this casino aptly translates into ‘house of gold.’ Also, non-gamblers visit here to lounge in the company of friends, drinks, and good food.
Casino Mint, Goa
Yet another floating casino in the fun state of Goa, Casino Mint is located in Panjim. Games that guests can indulge in include Roulette, Marriage, and Blackjack.
Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino,Gangtok
This aesthetically done-up resort in Sikkim’s Gangtok town houses one of India’s popular casinos. The beautiful resort by itself is a well-frequented and preferred property among tourists, given its mesmerizing location, tastefully designed rooms, spa, lounges, restaurant, pool, and architecture. Add to that the casino that is equally resplendent in its design and interiors. It has many slot machines and tables for guests to choose from and spend time indulging in their favorite game.
The Royal Plaza,Gangtok
This hotel exudes elegance in its refined design and décor. Among the myriad facilities, like a health club, bar, lounge, and Wi-Fi, the added attraction is the casino. Given that there are very few options in the country where one can enjoy a game or two of poker with absolute merriment, guests make the most of their time when here.