Goa has emerged to be the top destination for gamblers in India. Once the Goa, Diu, Daman Gambling Act was passed, it paved the way for opening up legal casinos in India for the first time, which were banned till now by the Public Gambling Act. Today, there are around 15 casinos operating in Goa, both land and off-shore. Big Daddy casino is one such offshore casino, located off the coast of Panjim, in river Mandovi. So, who is the owner of Big Daddy casino?
Who is the owner of Big Daddy casino?
Big Daddy Casino is owned by Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited, which in turn is backed by a Haryana MLA from Sirsa, Gopal Kumar Goyal. Golden Globe Hotels is one of six companies that have been granted the license to operate offshore casinos in India.
Big Daddy casino is run on a Panamanian vessel named MV Lucky Seven. The ship is 72 meters long and 24 meters wide and has a floor space of about 50,000 sq feet, divided into three decks. The ship is located at about a 5-minute distance from the Captain of Ports jetty.
The casino has about 110 tables and offers a plethora of traditional and Western casino games, including Andar-Bahar, Indian flush, roulette, poker, and blackjack.
The casino has a variety of packages to choose from, starting from ₹2000 on weekdays during the daytime, and ₹2500 on weekdays at night time, to around ₹7000 for a VIP package.
Depending on the package you opt for, you get complimentary chips, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, access to buffets, and live entertainment. The casino also has a kids package to keep the children occupied while their parents can enjoy the casino games.
Recent claim to fame
Who is the owner of Big Daddy casino? This was what everyone was asking after Big Daddy casino hosted the Indian Poker Championship in September 2019, in which the world-famous poker player Dan Bilzerian had made an appearance.