Poker culture in India has evolved only in the past few years. Earlier only places like Goa, Sikkim, and Daman had casinos, but the popularity of the game gave rise to more and more casinos in different cities and states of India.
Earlier, people had to travel to foreign destinations just to play poker. Scenarios have changed a lot now for better—metros like Bangalore and Kolkata have also stated casino—Daman witnessed an exclusive casino named ‘Deltin’, which is said to be spread over 60,000 sq. ft. and will be available to players very soon. Many poker players visit casinos to win big money. If you have ever visited Indian casinos, you will find games such as baccarat, blackjack, craps, slots machines, video poker, and roulette. Poker players who love to travel can find poker rooms or casinos in many parts of the country, others can play poker online.
Below given are 7 places in India where poker lovers can play the game. If you are professional poker player, then you shall find these places interesting.
- Casino Deltin Royale — Goa
This casino is considered to be one of the state’s most happening places. With four floors, spread over 40,000 square feet, 123 gaming tables, and a huge restaurant, this casino stands apart from the rest. The highlight of this casino is its one-of-a-kind dedicated poker room and an exclusive room for Indian Flush (also known as Taash). You may also find an exclusive whiskey lounge with a magnificent selection of single malts and hand-rolled cigars. There’s a separate VIP gaming suite that allows guests to stay and play as well. You may also find different forms of entertainment such as musical performances, DJ night, or some international dance artist program.
- Casino Pride— Goa
Casino Pride can easily accommodate over 500 guests at a time. The 30,000 sq. ft. casino floating on the waters of a river gives a thrilling experience for poker gamers. People who cannot afford Deltin Royale, come over to this casino because it’s a bit lighter on their pockets. There are three floors with 10,000 square foot Weather Deck and around 40 gaming tables including slot machines. There is a special kid’s zone with different types of computer games to keep the children (under-age) entertained. The dress code for Casino Pride is smart casuals, no shorts, sleeveless shirts or flip-flops allowed. The types of games played in this casino are—Casino War, Texas Hold’em Poker, Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini flush, Flush, 5 Card Poker, AndarBahar, and Paplu (Rummy).
- Deltin Daman Casino — Daman
Daman will see the launch of a new casino named Deltin Daman Casino in the year 2018. Deltin Daman Casino will be one of the largest casino cum resort located in Daman. It is said to have over 1000 slot machines and 30 table games.
- Casino Mahjong at Mayfair Spa Resort— Gangtok
This place is originally a resort and a casino was built as an addition to this place. Casino Mahjong is Sikkim’s largest casino with 15 table games (7 tables of No Limit Hold Em) and plenty of gaming machines. Games such as Russian Poker, Blackjack, European Roulette and Marriage, which are not played much at other casinos, can be found here. In addition, this place has some promotions and series running throughout the year.
- Casino Sikkim at Hotel Royal Plaza — Gangtok
This is the largest casino in Gangtok that offers a wide variety of table games like Blackjack and Flush and slot machines.
- Rockets Poker Room — Bangalore
This casino comprises of a single floor with 6 tables. With the increasing popularity of the game, they are now adding up to the number of floors. Also, they plan to provide additional services like a spa.
- KhelPlay — ‘My Poker Party’ online service
Khelplay.com is one of the best destination for playing online poker in India. The fact that it is included in this list of casinos is—it offers ‘My Poker Party’, which is an initiative by Khelplay to arrange a Bond style poker party at the user’s house. It allows you to get the feel of a live casino at the comfort of your home. It is an exciting option that you can consider for a family get together, New Years’ Eve, or other social gatherings.