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“games arcade style”

Chances Casino and Club
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Salford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“games arcade style”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were booked into the hotel by our customer whose factory we were working. The claim it was the largest casino in India was interesting. Until you realise that the rest of the casinos are "offshore" so it could be. But to call it a casino is a slight exaggeration, yes it is a gambling establishment, but due to governmental rules all the games are computer based so it is more like an games arcade where you can lose money.
The area is remote and if a meal is required outside the complex a taxi into Panjim is needed. Overall not really a true casino experience.

Visited June 2012
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“Paradise for Amateur Gamblers”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

Chances is one of my favorite spots in Goa. It's one of the easily accessible land based Casino. Chances is housed in Vanguinim Valley resort adjacent to Cidade de Goa at Dona Paula. Chances doesnt get as much attention as other Casinos , being in South Goa (as North Goa is more popular among tourists), but locals & seasoned crowd know Chances & come regularly.

Cover charge would vary according to the season. They just asked for a 500 Rs/Person cover charge (redeemable coupons which you can use selectively in Casino) when we went sometime in September. Cover charge was raised to 2000 Rs/ person with 1000 Rs in redeemable coupons in peak season of December (though my wife was allowed a free entry). This includes free buffett dinner/Lunch/coffee/tea/starters/cool drinks etc - hence reasonable. Though the quality & spread of food is normally 3/5.

Chances is a medium sized Casino & houses 2-3 regular roulette, blackjack, bacaarat tables etc. What separates Chances is its user friendly, state of the art electronic roulette, poker/blackjack & regular slot machines. You need no operator & minimum bet is also less (~ 10 Rs), so you can play freely on your own & learn the game. Its enjoayble with no fear of losing big money. (Though you need to be careful coz sometimes you get addicted & later realize that you have lost as much as 5-10k). We saw many couples, honeymooners enjoying their first tryst with gambling. Their giggles & engagement could tell you that they are absolutely loving it. So did we. Perfect enjoyment at your own pace.

Chances also has a virtual horse racing machine at the center of the Casino. Its one of its kind & also very popular with low bets.

Only thing to keep in mind is that Chances is situated in a relatively secluded area & you won't get any vehicle to go back if it becomes late in mid-night. Even in daylight, it literally is an uphill task to come to the main road. So, either you stay nearby in serene surroundings of south Goa or carry your own vehicle otherwise you will need to pay an hefty amount to the hotel to arrange a taxi.

Visited December 2010
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