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The great thing about India is that although there may not be many casinos throughout the rest of the country, you can always be sure of being able to find some great casinos in Goa. There are a collection of riverboat casinos here on the Mandovi River as well as opportunities for land based gambling, at five star hotels, so you can choose which appeals to you the most out of a great selection which is sure to give you all of the reasons that you could need to carry on playing as long as you can.

We can tell you here about some of the best options, starting with the Casino Royale. With a famous name taken from the Bond movie, this is one of the best and biggest casinos in Goa and is certainly the largest riverboat which you could opt for. This huge boat is anchored in the Mandovi with five decks, including three floors of gaming, which gives it a total casino floor of twelve thousand square feet. There are fifty table games to choose from here as well as thirty slot machines, ad if you want to take part in tournaments then they take place every week at a top level. The entry fee packages start a one thousand five hundred rupees per person and they include unlimited food and alcoholic drinks as well as free entertainment – and your first chips will be included in that package as well. The boat is open twenty four hours a day and seven days a week which gives you the chance to go down whenever it is convenient for you to do so, but the entertainment starts from 8pm with dinner served at 8.30pm onwards. You should dress in a smart casual manner in order to come on board, avoiding shorts, sleeveless shirts, and flip flops or chappals; the types of games that you can play include Texas hold ‘em poker, Indian flush, American roulette, blackjack, pontoon, baccarat, mini flush, sic bo, money wheel, casino war, and slot machines a-plenty. This is a great option as one of the most respected casinos in the area, though of course there are other options if in some way it does not suit your tastes or you find the entrance fee to be too high for what you were planning to spend.

Casino Pride is another option, and this is a smaller boat with three floors, though it still manages to fit in forty table games as well as plenty of slots. This is the option amongst the casinos in Goa that you should go for if you want to organise a big party, as there is a ten thousand square foot weather deck which makes it perfect for most occasions! If you have children with you then you can take them to the Kid’s Zone in order to be sure that they are safe and having fun while you gamble, and you can be sure that the management here really know what they are doing as they are also in charge of three of the most popular onshore casinos – the Casino Pearl at Bogmallo, the Casino Palms at Baga, and the Casino Paradise at Pororvim. The entry fee is cheaper here; from Monday to Thursday you can pay one thousand rupees and get a Play Coupon which is worth five hundred of them, and on weekends you can pay one thousand five hundred rupees and get a one thousand rupee Play Coupon. You also get access to an unlimited buffet as well as unlimited drinks while you are playing at the tables, and there is live entertainment between 9pm and 11pm every night. Again, this casino boat never closes its doors, and once again smart casual is the way to go if you want to know how to dress. The games which are on offer include roulette, blackjack , casino war, baccarat, five card poker, Texas hold ‘em poker, mini flush and flush, Andar Bahar, Paplu (or rummy), and lots of slots of different themes and variations which are sure to keep you entertained for as long as you would like to stay.

There are two ways in which you can enjoy the Casino Carnival: either by going to the land based location inside the Goa Marriott, which is adjacent to Mirama beach, or aboard the boat in the Mandovi which joins the rest of the river casinos in Goa. The Marriott venue has the largest selection of slot games in Goa and also has a wide variety of tables, while the floating venue offers four decks with two of them set aside for gambling. There are twenty seven tables with a VIP room just for high rollers, as well as live entertainment on the main gaming floor and on the open air deck every single night. The entry fee starts at one thousand five hundred rupees per person at the boat, which includes unlimited buffet dinner and snacks along with house brand alcohol, as well as the entertainment which you can view for free. The games to be found here include American roulette, poker, blackjack, and slots, so there is perhaps the least variety in the table games here even thought their land based venue has a larger amount. You may want to try out both of them to see which you prefer.

There are of course a few more various casinos in Goa, though this does not mean that they are all as appealing as the ones that we have listed above. A few more that you might wish to visit include the Chances Casino and Resort, which is a boutique luxury hotel with fifty three rooms and a lively casino floor which attracts both guests and locals. There is a free buffet dinner for gamblers and live music, and the entry fee starts from just five hundred rupees in the off peak season. The Dunes at the Zuri White Sands is also a good option.

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