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Some 2,000 play­ers visit off­shore casi­nos ev­ery day in the tourist sea­son, ac­cord­ing to data with the Goa home depart­ment

En­ter­tain­ment tax at en­try is Rs 1,000 and in­cludes food, soft drinks and beer. Play­ers are served drinks at the ta­ble. All off­shore casi­nos have restau­rants on the up­per decks

The min­i­mum bet de­pends on the game. For in­stance, it’s Rs 500 for Casino War, Rs 100 for Amer­i­can Roulette. There is no limit on how high one can bet

With the gov­ern­ment yet to ap­point a gam­ing com­mis­sioner to reg­u­late gam­ing, no of­fi­cial fig­ures are avail­able on the vol­ume of bet­ting or high­est jackpots

Off­shore casi­nos of­fer a wide gam­ing area. The Deltin Royale has a 1,000 sq ft floor with around 20 ta­bles, each man­aged by an ex­ec­u­tive. In one sec­tion, vis­i­tors can get play­ing tips from the ex­ec­u­tive. The floor is man­aged by a 100-mem­ber staff, including su­per­vi­sors and man­agers

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