The gambling industry in Goa is the biggest in India and is responsible for generating a significant amount of revenue for the government. During the last 18 months there has been a lot of attention directed at Goa’s gambling industry as there are many factions who are looking to shutdown the Goa’s offshore and floating casinos as they believe it is an evil to society.
The state government has come under pressure to not renew the gaming licenses for Goa’s casino operators and a proposal to ban Goans from playing at casinos in Goa. So it came as a surprise when the state government decide to approve Delta Corps license to operate an onshore casino in the state.
Delta Corp is largest player in India’s gaming and hospitality industry and the issuance of a new onshore casino license has further consolidated its position as the leading gambling provider in Goa. In a statement, Jaydev Mody, Chairman, Delta Corp. Ltd. said, “We are happy to receive the license and we have started operations at the new casino. We are hoping for the same response as we have been receiving at our off shore casinos.”
The new casino will operate from Deltin Suites which is located in North Goa and is just a ten minute drive away from the popular Calangute and Candolim beaches. Delta Corp has already opened its casino to the public and games such as baccarat, blackjack and roulette are operating in full flow.
Delta Corp. entered the gaming and hospitality space in 2008 and since then has become a dominant player in the Indian market. Deltin Royale in Goa is India’s largest live offshore gaming vessel while Deltin JAQK is the other live gaming vessel run by Delta Corp.
The third casino Deltin Caravela was acquired from Advani Hotels & Resort in 2014 and is currently undergoing renovations. It is expected to commence operations shortly. Apart from the three casinos, Delta Corp also owns two hotels in Goa and a five-star hotel in Daman.
Delta Corp is the only listed company in the gaming industry in India and the company has huge plans for expanding in the coming years as its chief financial officer Hardik Dhebar believes that the Indian gaming market will experience exponential and impressive growth rates in the coming years and Delta Corp wants to position itself to capture as much market share as possible.