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Casino Pride Goa entry fee

Discussion in 'Goa' started by Dhana Godara, May 5, 2017.

  1. Dhana Godara

    Dhana Godara New Member

    My boyfriend and I are interested in going to the Casino Pride in Goa and would like to know more about the entry fee and what services and facilities it includes.

    We have read different things about food being included in the entry fee, so if that was cleared out it would be great.

    We would also like to know if there is one set entry fee, or different entry fees depending on the time spent and services required?
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Dhana Godara, welcome to the forum!

    Casino-pride-Goa.

    Overview

    Goa is one of the few states in India that allows for casino operations. According to the law, casinos can only operate in five-star properties or offshore ships. The Casino Pride belongs to the latter category, as it is a riverboat casino. There are actually two offshore vessel casinos that the same group operates, named the Casino Pride and Casino Pride 2. Of the two, the original is the Casino Pride and also the more popular. Casino Pride 2 was established a bit later, after the success of the original Casino Pride. This guide would discuss both offshore vessel casinos, their entry fees along with their services and facilities.

    The Casino Pride (Background & Location)

    The Casino Pride is the older of the two offshore vessel casinos. It is the second oldest offshore casino in Goa, after the Deltin Royale. The Casino Pride is housed in a three-floor vessel, with over 30,000 square feet of space. It is located in the Mandovi River, specifically in the Captain Of Ports Jetty. It is just 18 metres away from the Deltin Jacq, another famous offshore casino in Goa. The Casino Pride is merely three kilometres away from the state capital, which is Panjim. Just a short distance from the jetty point are restaurants like Vinanti, Cafe Coffee Day and Bombay Shiv Sagar Vegetarian Restaurant. To reach the Casino Pride, you can ride a boat, operated by the Pride Group, that would take you to its location.

    The Casino Pride (Entry Fees)

    Entry fees vary depending on the day of the week of your visit. The Casino Pride is known in Goa for its more affordable entry fees, as compared to other offshore casinos in the state. As such, it is one of the most frequented casinos by the masses but you would also find elite class individuals in the Casino Pride. The best part is that they offer free coupons, or chips, for the designated entry fees so you can enjoy gambling right away.

    Casino Pride Entry Fees

    CategoryDaysEntry Fee (Off-Peak Season)Free OTP Coupons (Off-Peak Season)Entry Fee (Peak Season)Free OTP Coupons (Peak Season)Inclusions
    WeekdayMondays to ThursdaysRs. 1,500Rs. 500Rs. 2,000Rs. 1,000Unlimited Food on Buffet + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table
    WeekendFridays to SundaysRs. 2,000Rs. 1,000Rs. 2,500Rs. 1,500Unlimited Food on Buffet + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table
    These are the entry fees of the Casino Pride in Goa. During weekdays of the off-peak season, from Mondays to Thursdays, the entry fee is at Rs. 1,500 per individual. You get Rs. 500 worth of coupons complimentary with that entry fee already. During weekends of the off-peak season, from Fridays to Sundays, the entry fee is at Rs. 2,000 per individual. You get Rs. 1,000 worth of coupons complimentary with that entry fee as well.

    During weekdays of the peak season, from Mondays to Thursdays, the entry fee is at Rs. 2,000 per individual. You get Rs. 1,000 worth of coupons complimentary with that entry fee already. During weekends of the peak season, from Fridays to Sundays, the entry fee is at Rs. 2,500 per individual. You get Rs. 1,500 worth of coupons complimentary with that entry fee as well.

    The entry fee also includes access to unlimited food on buffet. While playing on game tables, you also have access to unlimited drinks and snacks. You can also enjoy live performances and if you have children with you, they can stay in the special Kid's Zone area.

    The Casino Pride (Facilities & Services)

    As mentioned above, the Casino Pride is spread around three floors. The first floor is the casino proper, where you would find a variety of slot machines and gaming tables. International games like Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Poker, Mini Flush and Wheel of Fortune can all be found within this floor. Likewise, Indian gambling games such as Rummy, Mang Patta and Andar Bhahar can also be enjoyed here. The interiors of the first floor are quite opulent, with golden decors and lots of lightings. The flooring is carpeted and there's a central atrium opening into the other levels of the vessel.

    The second floor is reserved mainly for special or VIP guests. The third floor is where the Restaurant and Kid's Zone are located. Also this is where the live performances are done in the Entertainment Area. Mainly Indian and International cuisines are served in the Restaurant. They are in the buffet style so you can eat as much as you'd like. In the Kid's Zone, there are video games and a few snacks available for the little ones. This area comes with a caretaker who would supervise the little ones while you're playing in the casino. Onto the Entertainment Area, this is where dancers perform through the latest Bollywood hits.

    Aside from the baby sitting services, the casino also provides for complimentary pick up and drop off for guests. However, this service is only available for those staying in the Panjim area, sometimes even up to the Dona Paula area. If you are staying at a further location, it's best to be picked up or dropped off from Panjim and utilise cab services from there.

    The Casino Pride 2 (Background & Location)

    The Casino Pride 2 is the youngest offshore vessel casino in Goa. The vessel casino was once owned by a different hotel group but was bought by the Pride Group in 2014. As compared to the previous casino vessel, this one is a bit smaller though fitted with more modern facilities. It is also located in the Mandovi River but more distant from the jetty point. You can also access it from the Captain Of Ports Jetty. The Casino Pride 2 is a bit further from the state capital, Panjim, at about four kilometres away. The nearest hotel to the casino is the Hotel Zillion Inn. The Fish Market of the city is just 350 metres away from the casino.

    The Casino Pride 2 (Entry Fees)

    The Casino Pride 2 has the same entry fees as the Casino Pride. Entry fees depend on the day of the week of your visit and whether it's off-peak tourist season or peak tourist season. They have the same complimentary coupons or chips that come with the entry fees. As compared to the Casino Pride, the Casino Pride 2 has lesser number of guests because it is a bit isolated and smaller.

    Casino Pride 2 Entry Fees

    CategoryDaysEntry Fee (Off-Peak Season)Free OTP Coupons (Off-Peak Season)Entry Fee (Peak Season)Free OTP Coupons (Peak Season)Inclusions
    WeekdayMondays to ThursdaysRs. 1,500Rs. 500Rs. 2,000Rs. 1,000Unlimited Food on Buffet + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table
    WeekendFridays to SundaysRs. 2,000Rs. 1,000Rs. 2,500Rs. 1,500Unlimited Food on Buffet + Unlimited Drinks & Snacks on Gaming Table
    You have the same entry fees for the Casino Pride 2. During the off-peak season, on weekdays from Mondays to Thursdays, the entry fee is at Rs. 1,500 per individual. There's Rs. 500 worth of coupons complimentary with the entry fee. During the off-peak season, on weekends from Fridays to Sundays, the entry fee is at Rs. 2,000 per individual. There's Rs. 1,000 worth of coupons complimentary with that entry fee too.

    During peak season, on weekdays from Mondays to Thursdays, the entry fee is at Rs. 2,000 per individual. There's Rs. 1,000 worth of coupons complimentary with that entry fee. During peak season, on weekends from Fridays to Sundays, the entry fee is at Rs. 2,500 per individual. There's Rs. 1,500 worth of coupons complimentary with that entry fee too.

    The entry fee includes either a buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on the time of your visit. While playing, there's unlimited snacks and drinks served on gaming tables too. There's a deck area where live performances are usually held. There's a Kid's Zone as well, where older children can be left under the supervision of caretakers.

    The Casino Pride 2 (Facilities & Services)

    The Casino Pride 2 offers the same facilities and services, albeit on a smaller scale. It has only two floors, the first floor of which is the casino proper. There's a separate VIP section as well for elite individuals who can afford the rates. There are around 27 gaming tables with international games such as Blackjack, Baccarat and various Poker games. There are also around 50 slot machines that one can utilise. The design of the first floor is more laid-back but the fewer crowds are suitable for those who enjoy a bit of serenity while playing.

    On the second floor are other areas, like the Restaurant, which again, serves Indian and International cuisines. There's the special Kid's Zone where the little ones can play with video games, watch movies or interact with other children their age. There are bunk beds here that they can also sleep in if ever they get tired. Onto the deck area, this is where the adults or even children can enjoy the dance performances. Like the former vessel, the performances are Bollywood themed.

    Services like baby sitting and pick-up/drop-off are also offered here, since they are operated by the same management. If purely for the ambience, Casino Pride is a better option as it has more elegant interiors.

    Special Events

    Both Casino Pride and Casino Pride 2 hold special events daily. The first event is a Lucky Draw wherein huge amounts of One-Time Play (OTP) chips are drawn to lucky winners. You won't need to worry about having your names dropped as the staff do so this for all guests. The draw is common for both Casino Pride and Casino Pride 2 so it doesn't matter what vessel you visit. During weekdays, three lucky winners of such OTP chips are drawn for Rs. 15,000, Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 50,000. During weekends, three lucky winners of such OTP chips are drawn for Rs. 30,000, Rs. 60,000 and Rs. 110,000. Do be present at the gaming floor at around 2:00 in the morning.

    The second event is the Women's Gala, which is also held everyday at different timings, namely: 24:00, 2:00 and 4:00. During these timings, women guests are given Rs. 500 worth of OTP chips. All women present in the casino would be given the free chips but they have to play it on the same night on one game only.

    Must Know Facts

    You can access both Casino Pride and Casino Pride 2 with just one entry fee. The management operates ships running from one casino to the other, every five minutes or so. So you can start with Casino Pride 2 and after you're done with it, transfer to Casino Pride using the same ship. The ships though run from Casino Pride 2 to Casino Pride only. So if you go to Casino Pride first, then you miss your chance of visiting the Casino Pride 2. Hence, it's advisable to reach the Casino Pride 2 if you want to explore both casino vessels.

    The dress code for both casino vessels is smart casual. So this means that flip-flops, shorts and sleeveless shirts are not allowed. It's best to look a bit made up, wearing pants, trousers, closed shoes and for the ladies, dresses are good options. Most casinos have this policy anyway and you risk not getting in by not following the imposed rules. Children are not allowed on the gaming floor, hence they have an allotted Kid's Zone section of both vessels. This is also to limit their exposure on gambling and smoking.

    The Casino Pride and Casino Pride 2 remain open 24 hours daily. You can visit at the wee hours of the morning or night, depending upon your schedule. However, weekends, especially night time, sees the most crowds. If you want to avoid such crowds, then reach the casino vessels during day time or weekdays only. Nightly entertainment begins at around 21:00 and lasts until 23:00. Performers are usually Nepalese dancers but themes are usually Bollywood or Indian.

    Conclusion

    This concludes our guide on the Casino Pride and Casino Pride 2 in Goa. In a nutshell, these casinos are operated by one owner, the Pride Group. Entry fees are the same and you can access both casinos even with paying just one entry fee. The entry fee includes not just access to the gaming floor, it also includes free OTP chips and access to unlimited buffet on the restaurant plus unlimited snacks and drinks on the gaming tables. There is no restriction on the duration of stay in the casinos with these entry fees as well.

    I hope this helps you!:)
     

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