Melco’s third Cyprus casino touches down at Larnaca International Airport

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Situated in two different spaces at the Airport terminal, C2 Larnaca offers a total of 42 slot machines, while the opening follows on the heels of C2 Nicosia earlier in December.

Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus – a joint venture between Melco Resorts and Entertainment and Cyprus Phassouri (Zakaki) Ltd – has launched C2 Larnaca at the Larnaca International Airport.
It is the second ICR Cyprus licensed satellite casino in Cyprus after the successful launch of the first temporary casino, C2 Limassol, last June and the first satellite casino, C2 Nicosia, earlier in December.
“Keeping to our schedule, C2 Larnaca has become the newest member of the C2 portfolio. We believe that C2 Larnaca will offer tourists and locals travelling from and to Cyprus a unique entertainment experience,” said Craig Ballantyne, property president of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos.
Located in two different spaces in the Airport terminal, C2 Larnaca features 42 slot machines in total.
The first location in the departures area is accessible only to departing passengers, whilst the second in the arrivals area, is accessible to the general public.
“We are pleased to welcome Larnaca’s satellite casino C2 Larnaca to the premises of Larnaca International Airport. We wish the consortium that manages it every success,” said the CEO of Hermes Airports, Eleni Kaloyirou.
Two more satellite casinos are set to open in the Paphos and Ayia Napa during 2019. Operations of C2 Limassol will cease when the City of Dreams Mediterranean IR – set to open in 2021 – is launched, while the four satellite casinos C2 will continue to operate.
City of Dreams Mediterranean represents a total investment of €550m and will include a five-star hotel with luxury villas and 500 hotel rooms, in addition to 11 restaurants and cafeterias, and 9,600sqm of MICE facilities. The casino portion of the development will host 136 gaming tables and 1,200 gaming machines.
According to an economic impact study prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the impact to Cyprus’ economy after the second year of the casino’s operation will reach approximately €700m per year, around four percent of the country’s annual GDP.
Speaking following the launch of C2 Nicosia, Ballantyne affirmed that “C2 will significantly contribute to
the efforts of the Cypriot government to combat illegal gaming.”
C2 Nicosia is covers a total area of 970sqm and features five live tables and 50 slot machines, along with a restaurant and bar.

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