Indian casino operator Delta Corp saw a sequential uptick in income from gaming operations in Q3, reaching 32.6 crores (US$4.3m).
The figure was up from 28.5 crores in the three months ended June 30, 2021. The company, however, was not able to provide any comparisons to the same period in 2020, as the company’s operations were suspended between March and October 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Delta Corp said that its casinos in Goa operated at 50 per cent capacity in April 2021 and from September 20, while its casino in Sikkim operated at 50 per cent capacity from April 2021 and part of May, as well as from August 16.
Delta Corp says that it and the entire casino industry in Goa is now seeking a waiver/reduction of casino licence fees for the period it was shut down and noted that it has paid 16.67 crores for the six months ended September 30.
“Due to the pandemic situation, the stress on the operations and representations made, the management is hopeful that the government of Goa may consider its request favorably,” it said.
Source: Asia Gaming Brief