Licensing approval for Delta Corp
Delta Corp is the biggest and most successful casino operator in all of India. They have recently been given a gaming licence in Nepal, just over two years after their first management deal there.
A deal between Delta and Everest Hospitality
Last Thursday, the Deltin Group, a subsidiary of Delta Corp, was granted it’s Nepal license. Delta Corp’s General Manager, Dilip Vaidya, stated that the subsidiary of the company in Nepal had signed an agreement to rent space in the Marriot Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. It cames after a deal was signed with Everest Hospitality and Hotel Pvt Ltd back in 2017. The 5-star hotel opened to guests in July 2019, however, the casino, which will be housed in the 235 room Marriot, is yet to announce it’s imminent launch date. The Nepal laws demand that a licensed casino must be attached to a five-star hotel such as the Marriot. At present, there are six licensed casinos in the Kathmandu region.
Delta Corps substantial holdings
Delta Corp, which is the only casino operator to be a publicly-traded company, has three floating casinos, They operate in Gangtok, via the Casino Deltin Denzong. This property is located inside the Denzong Regency hotel in the Sikkim region and has approx. 170 gaming positions. There’s a hotel in Daman and also a land-based casino in Goa which all come under their operation. The Goa Casino also offers hotel and gaming services, via the Deltin Suites. The property has a 106 room hotel and a casino space. This property is located inside the Denzong Regency hotel.
The Hotel in the union territory of Daman has been trying to gain permission to open a casino within its walls however that is a dream yet to be recognized. In addition, Delta have some gambling interests, Adda52rummy.com, which is an online rummy site. They also provide poker gaming from the site Adda52.com and an online fantasy sports site at LeagueAdda.com. These are still small operations but are growing slowly and steadily.
A Welcome Addition
Most gamblers that venture to Nepal casinos are in fact Indian, as the locals not actually allowed to frequent the establishments. The new Delta casino will be a welcome addition to the gambling locations already located there, as they hope to further encourage international tourists to its shores with the Visit Nepal 2020 advertising campaign.