Sikkim casino to open in India

The new gambling facility will join Sikkim’s two other existing casinos: Casino Mahjong in the Mayfair resort and Casino Sikkim in Hotel Royal Plaza.

India.- Delta Corp, India’s largest gaming and hospitality company partnered with Hotel WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency to open a casino in the Sikkim state in the next two or three months.

There are three areas in India that allow live casino operations: Sikkim, Goa and Daman. In 2009, the casinos were launched in Sikkim, which is a small state located in northwest India. These casinos boosted tourism with an estimated of 12,000 tourists visiting the state per year.

It transpired that the hotel was granted a license to operate a live casino under the Sikkim casinos Control & Tax Act, 2002. Under the agreement Delta Corp will be “responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the new casino.”

Delta Corp already operates two offshore and one onshore casino in Goa. Recently, the government of Goa decided to allow casino vessels to operate in Mandovi River until it finds an alternate site, extending the deadline to relocate for one year. Last month, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar announced the government has yet to decide on the fate of the state’s offshore casinos, adding that “As of now, we have not been able to scout for a suitable location.”