Casino Goa

Coordinates: 15°29′56″N 73°49′40″E / 15.4989°N 73.8278°E / 15.4989; 73.8278
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The Casino Goa

The Casino Goa is a live casino located offshore in Panaji in Goa.[1][2] The casino is located on a yacht, the M.V. Caravela, anchored in the River Mandovi. The casino vessel worth is 110 million Rupees and is owned by the Advani Pleasure Cruise Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Delta Corp and Casinos Austria.[3][4] It has around eleven tables of American Roulette, Blackjack and Paplu (Rummy) besides a few electronic slot machines.[5]

The setup of the casino was controversial as live gambling is outlawed in India.[6][7][8] This was partially circumvented by hosting it off the mainland. The government in Goa is promoting offshore goa casino[9] ship by granting new licences to more companies in an attempt to generate more tourist related revenue.[10] Goa state is the only one in India that permits both electronic inland casinos[11] as well as live offshore ones.[12]

In 2021, the company announced that it would be investing 1.5 billion in building a new vessel to replace Caravela.[13]


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  12. ^ "Casinos in Goa, India, Information on casinos in Goa, Casino gaming in Goa, Offshore casinos in Goa". Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  13. ^ Sequeira, Newton (28 February 2021). "Delta Corp readying Rs 150 crore vessel to replace Caravela". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 August 2021.

15°29′56″N 73°49′40″E / 15.4989°N 73.8278°E / 15.4989; 73.8278