India’s Largest Casino Set to Open Early Next Year
Gamblers in India can look forward to the country’s largest integrated casino resort in Daman becoming operational early next year.The resort is spread over 10 acres and will have 60,000 square feet of gaming space. Last Monday, Jaydev Modi the Chairman of Delta Corp Ltd which owns the casino resort, announced that it will be opening in early 2014.
Modi said that the 187 room property will open up new markets for the company as it is near both Mumbai and the key cities in Gujarat.
It will be the first land-based casino in Daman and according to Modi the hotel is ready and just awaiting the final formalities to be completed.
The group is already planning further expansion; Modi explained that it has “already acquired property for the casino resort in Sri Lanka and the company is exploring the emerging Sri Lankan gaming market, which has poised for rapid growth.”
Since the end of the 25-year civil war in May 2009, Sri Lanka has seen a massive growth in its tourism industry with numbers increasing all the time. According to Modi, “Indian visitors make up the largest percentage of total visitors to Sri Lanka accounting for 28% of total Sri Lanka tourists.”