India has a very limited amount of legal gambling. Five cities in the country of India allow gambling. In these five cities, there are six gaming operations currently running. There are casinos and other gaming facilities available in India. Casinos and cruise-based casinos are the only legal forms of gambling.
Salcette, a city in India, currently has the most casinos with two. The largest one in the country is Winners Casino and Hacienda de Ora. This casino only has slots machines and video poker games.
Goa is going to be India’s future casino capital. The Indian government is now going to allow ten more floating casinos. Previously, only one floating casino has been allowed and a lot of upscale hotels only have slot machines.
Indian culture really looks down upon gambling. The only form of gambling that is considered acceptable is horse racing. The main reason they are relaxing the country’s rules is because the gaming industry brings in significant income for India.
The floating casino in Goa is a cruise-based casino. It is called Caravela and can comfortably accommodate 300 people. Caravela starts its adventure from Panaji which is the capital of Goa. On the top floor of the cruise ship, travelers can see the sights and sounds of the Indian coastline on the Arabian Sea. On the floors that have gaming sessions, travelers can play blackjack, rummy, poker, baccarat, pontoon, and flash. There are also a host of slot machines available to play. Besides gaming facilities on floating casinos in Goa, there are also fine restaurants and relaxing swimming pools.
A popular poker tournament, hosted by the Maharajah Club, will be coming to India called the Asian Poker Classic. The prize for the tournament is $1 million and this is true history in the making for Indian culture. There has never been a tournament of this nature previous to this one. The Asian Poker Classic will be held in Goa at the International Grand Resort from March1 – 4, 2007. This is definitely going to attract tons of visitors looking to win the grand prize. It is very likely that professional poker players, celebrities, and people from all over the world will come to play.
In addition to trying their skills and luck in the Asian Poker Classic, players will get to enjoy the awesome sights and sounds at the International Grand Resort Hotel in Goa. It really is gorgeous! Visitors will also be treated to wonderful parties and delicious food.