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Virtual tour: India's largest casino to open in 2014

Last updated on: July 22, 2014 15:15 IST

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India’s largest integrated casino resort in Daman, spread over 10 acres with 60,000 square feet gaming space, is likely to become operational from early next year, Jaydev Modi, Chairman, Delta Corp Limited said. The company owns The Deltin and other major casinos in India.

Being in Daman, Delta Corp believes that the casino is strategically located from Mumbai as well as from Gujarat. “The Deltin is just a three hours drive from Mumbai and is also in close proximity from major cities in Gujarat,” said Modi.

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The Deltin is the first land-based casino in the country. Until now, there were off shore casinos in places such as Goa. Delta Corp owns  three such off shore casino vessels in the union territory.

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The Daman hotel is ready and waiting for the final formalities to be completed after which it can be unveiled. Modi said that Indians love to gamble like the Chinese and there's a huge market for casinos in India.

According to him, many state governments are considering amending the laws and give green light to such casinos, as it has potential to be one of the biggest contributors to the states' kitties.

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The Deltin will have 60,000 sq ft of gaming space and will also house a 187 all-suite hotel.

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The Deltin also boasts of three bars and four restaurants serving different cuisines. Daman is one of the places in the coutry where liquor is the cheapest - it’s less expensive even compared to Goa.

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To target corporate clients, Delta Corp has also created 29,000 sq ft of indoor meetings, incentives, conferencing, and exhibitions (MICE) space.

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Just like any other international casino, The Deltin will also has high-end retail brands situated in 8,000 sq ft of space.

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Delta Corp has seen its casino business in Goa grow manifolds. In its other casinos, visitors spend an average of Rs 12,000 - Rs 15,000 per visit.

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Modi said that most of the visitors to the casinos are Indians. Those in the 24 - 34 year bracket prefer to play porker, and 'it is a really popular game among youth'.

The 35 – 60 year old like traditional games.

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If you look at the numbers Delta Corp shared, more and more Indians are opening up the idea of gambling. Delta has seen 20 per cent compounded annual growth in the number of guests visiting its casinos in Goa.

"If you look at the Asian gambling hubs such as Macau, Indians contribute about 4 per cent of the total industry turnover,” Modi said.

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Modi stated that the group aims to make its presence felt in places like Sikkim and across the border in Nepal and Sri Lanka.

“Indian visitors make up the largest percentage of total visitors to Sri Lanka accounting for 28 per cent of total tourists,” he added.

Delta Corp has already bought the land for a casino in the neighbouring country.


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