Goa’s Magnificent Floating Casinos

17_galleryCasinos exude wealth, richness, and extravagance that one cannot get by merely visiting posh hotels in town. Commonly, these storied establishments are usually situated in 5-star hotels offering premium gaming tables and slot machines for their guests and visitors.

In India, it’s a whole different ball game altogether. Casinos in the country are only allowed to operate on water and operators are prohibited from opening land-based casinos as well as online platforms.

Goa is a particular location where one can find upscale cruise liners and boats floating along Indian waters, offering their guests luxury gaming experiences while staying in beautiful hotel rooms.

Amongst the many brands you’ll find offering luxury offshore casinos in India, Deltin Royale is the most popular and largest cruise ship. It features more than 40,000 sq. feet with 123 gaming tables. The cruise ship has India’s only dedicated poker room, and an exclusive room for Indian Flush or Teen Patti. It also offers a VIP gaming suite for exclusive players.

Some of the other premium floating casinos located in Goa include the Casino Pride and Casino Pride 2 that offer the same experience and games as the Deltin Royale but doesn’t target the wealthy as much as its competitor. However, that’s not to say it doesn’t attract the odd high rollers when it comes to Indian Flush and even hosts the biggest poker tournaments in the region, where known Bollywood stars attend. The ship has over 30,000 sq. feet of gaming space with around 40 gaming tables and slot machines.

Surprisingly, many online casinos are now offering the same thrill and experience brought by physical casinos. In fact, many mechanical and table games can be found on leading gaming websites that are also accessible via mobile devices, such as the Cleopatra slot game as well as other Egyptian-inspired slot titles and popular icon figures from other countries across the world in Pocketfruity’s extensive list of games. Table games from roulette, poker, and blackjack can also be played online.

However, there are just some things you cannot replicate when it comes to physical casinos, especially when it comes to some of the most luxurious cruise ships sailing in the Indian waters.

“Goa’s casinos are fast becoming hubs of entertainment where a family, a couple or a single person will find more than just gambling. On the lines of a Macau, Las Vegas or Singapore, they expect to eat well, watch a show, shop or even stay over at an integrated hotel,” said Jurate Bitinaite, VP of Deltin Group Hotels and Casinos.

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