Deltin Group to open casino hotels in Daman and Sikkim

Written by Akshay Kumar | Mumbai | Updated: Nov 19 2013, 18:40pm hrs
Travel IndiaLooking to tap international markets like Nepal and Sri Lanka
Deltin Group, Indias first integrated gaming and hospitality brand by Delta Corp, is launching their first property in Daman, The Deltin Hotel. This property is Daman's first integrated five star resort and casino. Also, the Deltin Group is aggressively looking to enter the eastern market by launching a property in Sikkim, but this is still at a very nascent stage. In India, the licenses and permission for live gaming is only encouraged by Goa, Daman and Sikkim.

Jaydev Mody, chairman, Delta Corp said, Our primary focus has always been on providing premium experiences as we stand for luxury and glamour at each of our properties and the Deltin brand is an accurate reflection of that. The Deltin Hotel in Daman is our new property which would be launched in the first quarter of 2014. Daman is near Mumbai, so we expect a good number of people coming to our hotel.

We are looking to tap the Sikkim market as well, this is a new market and has a very good potential to attract customers. Apart from the domestic market, we are also looking to tap some international markets like Nepal and Sri Lanka, he added.

Deltin Daman will be a five star deluxe hotel with more than 35,000 sq ft space for a large casino facility with bars and restaurants. This 168 rooms and suites property will have facilities like an all day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a bar and pool bar, pastry shop, spa with eight treatment rooms, equipped gym, swimming pool with separated kid's pool and kids play area, entertainment zone and eight retail shops. For conferences and events, there are a grand ballroom and four small function rooms with total space of 16,000 sq ft and parking space for over 250 cars.

Speaking exclusively to Financial Express Online, about what the status of live casino gaming market in India, Mody said, In terms of experience and rules we are the same as the international market. It is only the scale which is not there in our country. In Las Vegas you go to a hotel, it has 6000 rooms and the casino is 150,000 sq ft, but our casino is only 50,000 sq ft. All rooms put together we have only 400 rooms, so the scale is not there. But we have been operating for only four five years, so it would eventually develop.

Currently, DeltinGroup holds three of the five licenses for live casinos in Goa. Deltin Group owns two offshore casinos Deltin Casino Royale and Deltin Jaqk apart from two hotels in Goa, Deltin Palms and Deltin suits.