Gambling is a huge industry with millions being churned out daily in gambling houses all over the world. For India, it is a rather controversial topic with the law not fully clear on what types of games are allowed and those which aren’t allowed. The central government of India considers most gambling to be illegal but according to the Gambling Act of 1976, Casinos can be set up by 5-star resorts or offshore vessels that have government backing to set them up. This helps to achieve the plan of protecting most of its citizens from gambling while also tapping into the huge revenue potential of classical casinos. Here we would be looking at some 5-star resorts in various states across India.
Goa is often the go-to location when you are looking at Indian states that have flexible gambling laws; with Goa rapidly becoming India's Las Vegas. In Goa alone, ten casino locations qualify as 5-star resorts.
Here’s a look at some of the 5-star resorts in Goa
The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino
This resort is located close to Varca beach which is often regarded as one of the longest beaches in the world. The resort is adorned with sophisticated rooms and suites that would offer luxury for Indians and tourists that hope to enjoy the perfect mix of pleasure and gambling. The resort offers the very best of Asian delicacies while also offering visitors a nice view of the sea. The casino here is equipped with all types of games like poker, blackjack, roulette, slot machines, etc. The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino are open for all to enjoy.
Neo Majestic Casino Paradise
The Neo Majestic Hotel is home to Casino Paradise which is the largest casino in all of Goa. The Hotel is just a few kilometres away from the Reis Magos Fort which is a well-known heritage site in India. Casino Paradise is a pure haven for gamblers as it is equipped with slot machines, table tennis, Baccarat, Black Jack, Mini Flush, and State of Roulette Stations.
Deltin Royale Casino
Deltin Casino is arguably Asia’s largest floating casino resort and it’s the ultimate location for casino enthusiasts. It can be found on the Mandovi River and features a host of world-class facilities. Most of their in-house cuisines are prepared by some of the finest chefs in the world with the casino boasting more than 970 games. Some of the games include Baccarat, slot machines, money wheel, casino war, mini flush, 5-card poker draw, etc.
The Chances Resort and Casino
This resort is flanked by the Dona Paula Valley and the Vainguinim Beach, with greenery to add to its scenery. The casino resort is equipped with world-class suites that are beautified with traditional Indian furniture. It also has a gym, an outdoor pool, and an in-house spa. The most impressive feature is its Casino house that offers something for all classes of gamblers.
It is located in the capital city of Panjim and offers a spectacular view of River Mandovi. The resort houses 40 well-designed rooms with mesmerizing cuisine to go with it. It offers luxury shopping, a spa, and a world-class casino that provides all the kind of luxury that the world of gambling can give.
Sikkim is another state that’s a haven for gamblers in India. Aside from a gambling license that allows for betting on sports and the national lottery, there are a few 5-star casino resorts in the state. There’s the Deltin Resort Denzong in Gangtok, Sikkim that is owned by Delta Corps.
Casino Mahjong at Mayfair Spa Resort
Casino Mahjong is located at the Mayfair Gangtok Spa Resort. It was built in 2011 to meet 5-star standards and is a favorite location for gamblers in India. The Casino comes with table tennis, slot machines, and poker games. Gamblers can also visit the Spa after a fulfilling game of poker to get a soothing experience. Aside from all these, the resort is located in a very attractive location with other natural landscape beauty like the mountain Sikkim and shopping malls around its location.
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Deltin Resort Daman
While the other Deltin resort on this list is a floating resort, the one built by Delta Corps in Daman is a world-class land-based resort. It is the only 5-star hotel in the entire union and features 176-rooms and is arguably the largest integrated resort in India with a spread over 10 acres. The resort features a 24-hour gym, spa, lounge, pools, and also a business center. The casino has over a thousand diverse gaming positions.