India-based gaming operator, Delta Corp says it is set to operate a new casino in Sikkim in two or three months, GLaws reports.
According to multiple insider sources, the Hotel WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency in Gangtok has procured a license under the Sikkim Casinos (Control & Tax) Act, 2002 to operate a live casino, which will be leased by Delta Corp and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the casino.
The company has not made any official announcements yet.
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.
Currently, Delta Corp is engaged in two offshore casinos and one onshore casino in Goa, with one resort in Daman awaiting an onshore casino license, the new development will likely consolidate its position as the market leader of the gaming industry, said GLaws’ Jay Sayta.
“In light of this new development, Sikkim may become the preferred location for the gaming industry, overtaking Goa, where the casino industry has been reeling under the with full-fledged online gaming and betting operations also likely to start in the coming months,” Sayta added.