While in Goa, you’ll naturally spend days roaming around the beaches. However, the nights in Goa open up many other opportunities. Most people just hit a pub in the evening but you can go for something much cooler and edgier… like trying your luck at a casino!
Most people have grown up watching James Bond and other cool movie characters trying their luck at a casino. India doesn’t always come to anyone’s mind as a casino destination and most people here are happily fantasizing about it because they think it’s not possible in India. However, contrary to popular opinion, this is actually possible nowadays in India, although not everywhere. Some touristy states nowadays allow casinos such as Sikkim and Daman but naturally, Goa is at the top of the list. Here are a few things you need to know for a perfect Goa Casino Trip.
Know Where to Go
Goa actually has two types of Casinos. The first type is ones located on land, especially inside big hotels. However, the more popular type is the casinos located on cruise ships such as Deltin, Casino Pride, Big Daddy, and many more that are coming up rapidly. These ships float in the Mandovi river that runs through the tiny state and you can get into them from various jetties located around Goa. The reason for this is that legalities are different everywhere. The casinos on land have some limitations but the ones on water have more freedom. Along with casinos, they will also have other forms of entertainment including live music and performances.
Know the Rules
Do some research before going. Different places have different rules. Some of them may even have a dress code (yes, you have to dress like Bond too!). Some places may have restrictions on smoking and drinking too. Find out such things beforehand and choose as per your preferences.
Learn With an Online Casino
If you are new to it, it may make sense to try out online casinos. This may help you warm up and get a feel of the process before you get into a real one. Online casinos usually offer bonuses to encourage new entrants. Sometimes you can get up to 80,000 bonus online on some sites. So, do your research and find out which ones provide good bonuses as this will help you get going without too much risk. Do check the terms and conditions before going for it. Some of them require some preliminary deposit for offering a bonus while some others do not. Apart from extra money, this bonus may also include free spins in the slot machines.
Know About Various Games
Learn what types of games are available at a given place (start with their official websites) and learn how to play them. There are electronic games as well as real games including card games and slot machines, especially inside the ships. This is important as you do not want to look naive and clueless out there.
Know Your Limits
Just like any other recreational activity, it is necessary to know your limits. Do not go overboard and play only up to your limits. As an adult, you must be responsible for your own actions. It is obvious that an activity like this can be expensive. So, you can be responsible and can still enjoy it by simply planning it well, treating it as a fun activity, and controlling your instincts.
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