Casino Sikkim is a small land-based casino in Gangtok, Sikkim, right at the center of Sikkim’s tourism industry at an elevation of 1,650 m situated in the beautiful peaks of the Himalaya. It’s open from 4pm to 6am with a decent gaming space as part of a hotel that is very luxurious, neat and clean, and has central heating. If you decide to stay at this hotel expect great food and wine that can be enjoyed with a panoramic view of the Himalayan Range.
What to Expect
The casino is not that big, so don’t expect Las Vegas. But, it’s a well-managed entertainment hotspot for big players that offers 20 games in total. It was opened in 2009 as part of the Hotel Royal Plaza, and was launched with the intention to boost the tourism in the municipality. It’s the first land-based casino India with the focus of making it one of the best resorts in the land.
Entry is free for the residents, but even when visitors have to pay they are usually given different perks like buffet tickets, chips and other. The casino is spread on 2,000 sq/ft with breath taking views where players can enjoy 5 table games among which games like Flush and Blackjack; there are also 15 gaming machines mostly slots. The casino and hotel offer free self-parking facilities as well as a valet.
Visitors can decided between two great restaurants, one as part of the Royal Plaza complex called ‘Orchid’. It offers a decent international cuisine menu in a relaxed atmosphere with fresh and specialty coffees and buffet style service at an average price range.
If you want to just relax with a couple of drinks and snacks from the Orient and India, go to ‘Aura’. There is also a non-stop coffee shop where you can buy cigars, pastries and great assortment of coffees.
It’s great to know that the event center in the resort is a great facility for special occasions, conferences and business meetings. It has an amazing setting and magical view of the mountains which makes it perfect for weddings and similar unforgettable occasions.
If you want to relax from the casino and people in general, you can go sightseeing and hiking. The mountainous terrain is magnificent for nature lovers that like to visit cultural monuments and Buddhist monasteries.
Casino Sikkim is the first and probably the best casino resort in India thanks to all that lush green hilly terrains. The hotel emerges amidst misty mountains and breathtaking topography, which make the experience a unique one. Expect the time of your life if you decide to visit Casino Sikkim and the Sikkim municipality in general.