Novomatic has opened its second casino operation in North Macedonia. With the launch of Casino FlaminGo Skopje in the national capital, the company affirms that it has “set a new standard in the region”.
The Novomatic Group celebrated the opening of its second casino operation in North Macedonia on 17 November. With the new Casino FlaminGo Skopje, the group reports that it has further expanded and strengthened its casino expertise in the region.
Since the opening of Novomatic Group’s largest casino, Casino Hotel FlaminGo Gevgelija in 2014 and its expansion in 2016, Novomatic has firmly established its position as a casino operator in the Balkans.
The company’s new gaming venue is located in the building complex that houses the 164-room Marriott Hotel Skopje, which opened in 2016 directly on the main square of the North Macedonian capital.
The state-of-the-art casino, which opened after about eight months of restructuring work – from April to November 2019 – offers an exclusive ambience and state-of-the-art gaming equipment across four levels.
The casino features some 2,600sqm with 290 state-of-the-art gaming machines, a generous live gaming area with 12 tables – six roulette tables and six card tables, along with a large bar with an extensive range of snacks and the Cigars’ Bar, where guests can take a break in a relaxed atmosphere.
More than 130 employees guarantee smooth operations and premium- quality service. A lively pedestrian area is situated in the immediate vicinity of the property, as well as the numerous attractions of the city centre.
Compliant with the highest responsible gaming standards, Casino FlaminGO Skopje is the first casino in North Macedonia to be equipped with the Novomatic Biometric Systems (NBS).
Casino visitors are required to register upon their initial visit to the gaming venue. Returning guests can pass the casino access control by means of database verification by fingerprint.
This ensures fully automated player protection processes as well as a guaranteed protection of minors through e.g. the denial of access for underage guests or for players who are blocked due to problematic gaming behaviour.
More than 800 guests, including the mayor of Skopje, Petre Shilegov, and the Austrian ambassador to North Macedonia, Dr Georg Woutsas, attended the casino opening and were treated to a varied entertainment programme as well as a variety of culinary delights.
Before the official ribbon cutting ceremony, Dr Bernd Oswald, chairman of Novomatic’s Supervisory Board, welcomed the guests and extended the best wishes on behalf of Novomatic founder Professor Johann F. Graf.
To celebrate its opening, Casino FlaminGo Skopje invited the whole city to a free concert by the legendary band Bijelo Dugme and local superstar Goran Bregovi on the main square, right in front of the casino entrance.
Accompanied by the raging applause of about 25,000 enthusiastic fans, the band played one hit after another. Regional manager Milos Pejic, who developed the project together with Aleksandar Simovi , affirmed: “With this casino, we have definitely set a new standard in the region.”