Melco Resorts and Entertainment, through its Cyprus Casinos brand, has welcomed its one-millionth visitor after only a year of operations.
Oana Georgiana Luca, a registered member of the casino’s rewards program, was the one millionth patron to pass through the doors at the C2 casino in Limassol on 18 July.
In honour of the occasion, she was presented with jewellery worth EUR5,000 and received a complimentary dinner for four at the Columbia Bistro at C2 Limassol.
“Following the recent launch of our third satellite casino C2 Ayia Napa and the upcoming launch of C2 Paphos, Cyprus Casinos will attract even more visitors from Cyprus and abroad and enhance the entertainment offerings in those cities,” said Craig Ballantyne, property president of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos. “We believe that when City of Dreams Mediterranean opens in 2021, the integrated casino resort will offer a wide range of attractions and entertainment options beyond gaming, which will enhance Cyprus’ regional and global position as an important entertainment and tourist destination.”
C2 Ayia Napa opened on 15 July, joining C2 Nicosia and C2 Larnaca which opened in December 2018, while a further satellite casino is due to open later this year in Paphos.
Earlier in the month, Melco was recognised for its contribution to the Cyprus economy at the 8th Invest Cyprus International Investment Awards, organised by Invest Cyprus and Gold magazine.
Speaking at the ceremony, Melco’s chairman and CEO, Lawrence Ho, affirmed that Cyprus has “tremendous economic potential and is now firmly on the radar of international investors”.
The chairman of the Board of Directors of Invest Cyprus, Michalis P. Michael, emphasised that “the decision by Melco to build Europe’s largest integrated casino resort here sends a strong message around the world about the long-term potential for this nation”.