GOA Introduces New Covid Guidelines, Casinos Still At 50% Capacity

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The State of Goa has recently issued strict COVID guidelines for entering the state. The new procedures only allow fully vaccinated people with negative COVID tests within the last 72 hours of entry into the state.  In recent weeks Covid cases have been up ticking in Goa, and state officials are worried that public gatherings … Read more

GOA extends casino closures till September 13th

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Goa has extended its COVID restrictions until September 13th, 2021, due to the recent rise in new COVID cases across India. The COVID restrictions initially went into effect on May 9th, 2021, and have been extended several times since they were first enforced. Unfortunately, the restrictions mandate that all casinos and other public entertainment facilities … Read more

Online Casinos Still Booming As Delta Corp Plans To Reopen To Public

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India only allows in-person casinos in three states: Goa, Sikkim, and Daman. However, these domestic gambling services have been shut down or operating at a limited capacity since the coronavirus pandemic hit the second wave, and the lockdown was imposed.  The Delta Corp, which operates casinos in Goa and Sikkim, has announced that they will be opening … Read more

Goa Casinos To Remain On Lockdown Until May 10th

As India is currently dealing with one of the worst COVID outbreaks globally, restrictions have been ordered by the local government to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Now, the restrictions set in place do not allow Goa casinos to open to the general public until May 10th, 2021. In addition to casinos, restaurants, … Read more

Mandovi Floating Casino Upgrades Coming In 2022

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The Delta Corporation announced that they will be replacing their Deltin Caravela gaming vessel with a larger floating casino in the Mandovi River sometime in 2022.  The new vessel is reportedly costing around $20.5 million to build with the anticipation that it will increase the Delta Corporation’s revenue onward. The new vessel is being constructed by the … Read more

New Casino Resort Construction In Goa Receives Provisional Approval

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Delta Corp has been granted a provisional approval to construct a new casino-style resort in Goa.  For those of you not familiar with Indian domestic casino gambling, Delta Corp. is India’s leading gaming operator with three floating casinos and three land-based casinos throughout Goa and Sikkim. Their floating casinos are currently located in the Mandovi … Read more

GOA Casinos Set To Open Post-Pandemic At 50% Capacity

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In March of 2020, Goa casinos were ordered to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now state officials say that the six floating casinos and other resort-style casinos can open Nov. 1st but must follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP’s) issued by the home department.  Before the pandemic hit India, Goa’s domestic casinos were booming, averaging … Read more

India Online Poker Takes Off During Pandemic Lockdown

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Indian residents have been playing poker since the game was first invented in the 1800s; now residents have more options to win the pot than ever before with the rise in online poker play.  While gambling is illegal in most states across India, except for Goa, Sikkim, and Daman, players often turn to online services … Read more

Online Casino Boom Spreads Across India During Lockdown

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It’s no surprise that while the Coronavirus pandemic is still looming in India, gamblers are trying their luck with online casinos, but what most people don’t understand is that Indian residents can legally bet online without breaking any federal gambling laws.  States with domestic casinos (Goa and Daman) were forced to shut down on March 15th due … Read more