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3rd Onshore Casino In Goa Shuts Down As Casino Strike Takes the Hit

2018-05-11 00:03:08

Image 1 In continuation of the debacles currently being witnessed by the casino industry of the country, Casino Strike which was the biggest onshore casino operating in Grand Hyatt Hotel of Goa has been served with a legal notice by the Goa government to shutdown. The move comes in wake of the failure of the casino’s management to pay up the hiked annual renewal fee, coming to ₹40 Crores. According to sources, the management of Casino Stri.......... [Read More]

Gangtok Airport Gets Commercial Operating License Opening Gates For More Tourists & Gamers

2018-05-09 09:38:43

Image 1 Sikkim, one of the most beautiful states of India boasting of a rugged, green terrain and amazing weather is also one of the only two existing gaming and gambling destinations in the country that houses fully functional Casinos - Goa being the other. And now, with the recently built Pakyong Airport finally obtaining its license to run commercial flights, Sikkim may as well be one of the top contenders to become the idyllic weekend getaway for .......... [Read More]

Hiked Casino License Fee Bring In Additional Revenue For Govt. & Hits Goa Casinos Hard; Crown & Carnival Shut Shop

2018-05-09 08:50:48

Image 1 Close on the heels of the recent hike of casino license renewal fee by the Goa government comes the shocking report of two big casinos - The Crown and The Carnival shutting down their operations in April. While there has been no official statement from management of these casinos yet, both casinos reportedly intimated the government on their inability to pay the hiked fee and their intention to shut shop in April. According to reliabl.......... [Read More]

IPC Team Takes Charge of Big Daddy Poker Room in Goa

2018-05-04 21:29:27

Image 1 It’s safe to say now that all major poker rooms onboard casinos anchored at Mandovi River in Goa are being managed by operators of online poker sites. News broke out today that the India Poker Championship (IPC) team has taken over the newly launched Big Daddy poker room onboard the recently resurrected Maharaja Casino in Goa. The community insiders were aware about the rumors of a probable deal being negotiated and th.......... [Read More]

DPT Colossus: Sriharsha Doddapaneni Wins ₹200K Super High Roller For Career-Best ₹28.70 Lakhs; Satguru S Wins Bounty Event For ₹2.57 Lakhs

2018-04-30 11:14:27

Image 1 The Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) Colossus Super High Roller Series onboard Deltin Royale, Goa saw a lower than expected turnout, with the ₹200K Super High Roller attracting just 44 entries, collecting ₹87.12 Lakhs in prize money. Sriharsha Doddapaneni bested them all to win a career-best ₹28.70 Lakhs. 28-year old Doddapaneni is a professional poker player from Hyderabad who currently resides in Delhi and has been a consistent performer .......... [Read More]

DPT Colossus: Vivek Rughani Denies Minissha Lamba ₹50K Warm-Up Title

2018-04-28 10:00:15

Image 1 The Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) on Thursday made a return onboard Deltin Royale Casino in Goa for the inaugural Colossus Super High Roller Series. The series that had an advertised ₹2 Crores (estimated) in guaranteed prizes turned out to be quite a damper with many players even opting to sit out the ₹2 Lakhs Super High Roller given the poor turnout of 37 entries - including re-entries. The opening ₹50K Warm-Up attracted a modest 61.......... [Read More]

High Court Asks State Government For Casino License Cancellation Process Over Non-Payment of License Fee

2018-04-26 13:35:29

Image 1 It was on March 28, that we had reported that the Goa state government continuing its annual tradition of hiking the casino license fees, had announced a massive hike of up to 4.5 times from the existing fee structure. The hike came into effect from April 1. In the wake of the decision, the sixth offshore casino operator Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited (GGHPL) has moved the Bombay High Court at Goa seeking directions to the government .......... [Read More]

Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament: S Saravanan Wins High Roller Title, Vicky Narwani Wins Series-Ending Heads-Up Event

2018-04-12 07:47:10

Image 1 The second edition of the Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament series closed out another smashing series early on Tuesday with the culmination of the last two events on the schedule. Both the ₹75K High Roller and the ₹25K Heads-Up event were new additions to the series and made for an exciting end to a busy weekend of poker action. The ₹75K High Roller was won by 32-year-old Chennai based S. Saravanan who banked the ₹12.50 Lakhs top pri.......... [Read More]

Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament: Australia’s Bobby Zhang Ships Main Event on Maiden Trip to India For ₹17 Lakhs

2018-04-11 06:52:30

Image 1 For any international poker player on a maiden trip to India, a visit to Goa is an absolute must. Australia`s Bobby Zhang (cover image) too had holiday plans on his mind when he landed in Goa last week, but a sudden urge to play poker got him the biggest title at the Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament series April Edition with Zhang winning the ₹30K Main Event for a cool  ₹17 Lakhs. With this win, Zhang picked up his seventh live tit.......... [Read More]


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