Delta Corp officially announces Sikkim casino plans

Casino operator Delta Corp Ltd has officially announced its plans to open a casino in Sikkim according to a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Tuesday.

In April, industry insiders revealed that Delta Corp had plans to operate a new casino in Sikkim “in two or three months,” at the time.

In the recent filing, Delta Corp announced the company has signed a leave and license agreement for premises in the Denzong Regency Hotel, Gangtok, Sikkim, to operate a casino, and has secured a provisional license from the Government of Sikkim under the Sikkim Casino (Control & Tax) Act, 2002 for the same.

Delta Corp said it is now in the process of refurbishing and getting the premises ‘casino ready’ which should be completed in the next three months.

Sikkim is already home to two existing casinos, Casino Mahjong in the Mayfair resort and Casino Sikkim in Hotel Royal Plaza. The new casino hotel is said to have a more convenient and strategic location and is the closest from Gangtok city.

Delta, in pursuing its strategy of expanding its gaming imprint will now have a presence in Sikkim, operating a live gaming casino offering approximately 150 gaming positions. The company currently owns three offshore and one onshore casino in Goa.