By virtue of possessing three out of the six issued offshore gaming licenses in the state of Goa, Delta Corp is the largest and only listed company within the gaming and hospitality segment in India. Delta Corp is rapidly expanding its gaming positions in Goa and currently offers 2,000 gaming positions. Delta Corp also has recently started a first of its kind integrated casino resort in Daman, with full benefits of the casino to accrue from middle of FY15.
Delta Corp owns three offshore casinos in Goa out of a total of six, making it the dominant player in Goa. The total number of gaming positions in Goa is about 2000. A brief description of these casinos is as under :
Deltin Royale, Goa is India’s largest live offshore gaming vessel. The ship has 950 gaming positions across 116 tables and 250 slot machines. The four-level casino also has an in-house dining and entertainment restaurant ‘Vegas’ and an exclusive lounge ‘Whiskys’, with an extensive single malt collection. It is also home to the Royale Poker Room, India’s largest dedicated Poker room. It also offers private gaming suites for select guests.
Deltin JAQK, Goa is one of India’s leading live offshore gaming casinos with 500 gaming positions. Offering international games, live entertainment daily, and separate VIP gaming areas, the casino is also equipped with a helipad, and is serviced by high speed feeder boats from multiple jetties. The casino also houses a crèche and playroom for children, an Aquabar, and 2 VIP suites.
Deltin Caravela, Goa, currently under renovation, is India’s first off-shore gaming casino. Once operational in this financial year, it will offer 200 gaming positions comprising 17 Live gaming tables and 10 slot machines.
Deltin Suites, Goa, Deltin Suites is a Casino Hotel in Goa located 5 minutes from Candolim beach and is known for its intimate and stylish ambience.
In March 2014, Delta Corp launched THE DELTIN, India’s largest integrated casino resort. Located at close proximity along the Mumbai – Ahmedabad route, this 176 room, 5 star hotel is an ideal gateway for gamers and vacationers alike. The soon to be launched casino at THE DELTIN will be spread over 60,00sq.ft., and will have approximately 1,000 gaming positions.
Gaming and hospitality go hand-in-hand. Both these are mutually inclusive and reciprocating businesses, each driving the other. In fact, gaming and hospitality globally form an unbeatable holistic experience that attracts not only serious gamers, but tourists and families.
Delta Corp had realised the synergistic advantage of gaming and hospitality right from the beginning, and therefore, hospitality has always been an integral part of the growth strategy.
Delta Corp currently owns two hotels in Goa and has recently launched a hotel in Daman. In addition, Delta Corp also has a substantial stake in the holding company of Ramada Caravela Beach Resort, with no operational interest or management control. A brief description of these hotels is :
DELTIN SUITES, Goa Delta Corp recently launched an all-suite hotel namely Deltin Suites in Nerul in north Goa. Deltin Suites is equipped with all modern amenities and recreational facilities, including two restaurants, a lounge bar, spa, gym and swimming pool. The property is a 5 to 10 minute drive from the popular Candolim and Calangute beaches, and is close to boarding points for Delta Corp’s casinos.
DELTIN PALMS, Goa Delta Corp operates a boutique hotel named Deltin Palms which is used primarily for Delta’s casino guests. The hotel is located on the banks of the Mandovi River, and is a 5 minute feeder boat ride to the Delta Corp’s offshore casinos.
THE DELTIN, Daman Delta Corp owns a majority stake in Daman Hospitality Private Limited, which in turn owns a 176 room five star deluxe property namely, The Deltin in Daman. The Deltin is the largest integrated resort in Daman, spread over 10 acres with approximately 300,000 sq. ft. of developed area. This hotel offers the largest banquet facility in the area with 3 bars, 4 speciality restaurants, 29,000 sq. ft. of indoor event (MICE space) and 8,000 sq. ft. high-end retail space.
Delta Corp holds a 39.2% interest in a joint venture with Reliance Industries Limited to develop real estate in Kenya under the name of Delta Corp East Africa Limited (DCEAL). DCEAL has invested approximately Rs 200 crores to acquire 10 prime plots of land in Nairobi with a planned developable area of approximately 1.2 million sq. ft. of commercial and residential assets.
Over the last 5 years, Delta Corp has developed 5 commercial properties. These properties have since been sold and Delta Corp has made a profitable exit. As part of its consolidation strategy, Delta Corp is exiting from the real estate business to focus on the core business of gaming and hospitality.