The offshore casino market is dominated by the Deltin Group and the Pride Group. Deltin's modern and classy casinos have higher entry fees and focus on a niche segment. They're particularly popular with players of western games. The Pride Group, with lower entry fees, caters more to the masses and the Indian market.
The Pride Group also operates two small onshore casinos -- Casino Palms (at the La Calypso hotel in Baga) and Casino Paradise (at the Hotel Neo Majestic in Pororvim). However, these casinos are more suited to habitual gamblers than tourists.
Big Daddy Casino, owned by Golden Globe Hotels, is Goa's newest offshore casino. It launched in May 2019 and aims to give some serious competition to the Deltin Royale. The casino describes itself as the “biggest and most modern offshore gaming destination in Asia” with gaming equipment on par with Las Vegas and Macau. Its 50,000 square foot MV Lucky Seven boat has three levels of gaming with 110 tables, and 900 gaming positions and automatic machines. One of the floors is solely for high rollers, with VIP gaming room and "no-limits" tables where there's no cap on the stakes. There's also an entertainment zone, gourmet multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, cigar lounge, barbecue area, sundeck, and children's play area. The entertainment includes live dance performances, live musicians and bands, DJs and international artists, and celebrity appearances. The casino is expected to be particularly popular with Indian gamblers due to its extensive range of India-specific games.
The grand and classy Deltin Royale has a very substantial 40,000 square feet of space, spread over four floors with 123 gaming tables, a gourmet multi-cuisine restaurant, entertainment area, and Kids Zone. The casino's dedicated poker room and exclusive room for Indian Flush (Teen Patti) are big attractions. There's also an exclusive whiskey lounge, with a magnificent selection of single malts and hand-rolled cigars. World-class entertainment is provided such international dancers, comedy shows, and live bands. Special "Stay and Play" gaming and dining experiences are offered at Deltin Suites.
Hugely popular Casino Pride offers most of the games that the Deltin Royale does. However, it's a bit cheaper on the wallet. It attracts Indian high-rollers who come to play Teen Patti, and also hosts big poker tournaments and has Bollywood-style live acts. There are three floors, spread over 30,000 square feet, with a 10,000 square foot Weather Deck (great for parties!) and around 40 gaming tables plus slot machines. In addition, there's a special Kid's Zone with games to keep the children entertained.