Tag: Development

Hard Rock Las Vegas to close fully from February 2020

Hard Rock Las Vegas
Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas is set to close for the majority of 2020 from February onwards, during a $200m renovation project to relaunch the resort as..

Deadline for Hellinikon casino tender pushed back to end of September

Hellinikon casino September deadline
Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis reports that Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ new government is aiming to get the long-delayed Hellinikon mega-resort..

Catalan government confirms purchase of land for Hard Rock Entertainment World

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In an attempt to expedite the Hard Rock Entertainment World integrated resort project which has been dogged by delays, the government of Catalonia has..

It can-can be saved: Moulin Rouge forms centre of $1.6bn development

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Moulin Rouge Casino, the first desegregated casino and hotel in Las Vegas, is to be saved from becoming a Clark County government office after..

Gateway Casinos gets rezoning and site plan approval for $75m development in London

Gateway Casinos Starlight Casino Development
Gateway Casinos and Entertainment received rezoning and site plan approval for its $75m Starlight Casino development in London. Ontario

Melco delays Cyprus IR opening to late 2021

Melco Cyprus IR
The opening of Melco Resorts’ City of Dreams Mediterranean has been pushed back from mid- 2021 until the end of the year.

Gateway gains approval for $70m Cascades Delta build

Cascades Casino Development
Gateway Casino and Entertainment has passed one of the final hurdles relating to its proposed $70m Cascades Casino Delta development

Cipriani commences work on Punta del Este casino resort

Cipriani Punta del Este Casino Resort
Luxembourg-based Cipriani S.A has begun demolition work on the San Rafael Hotel in Punta del Este, as part of plans to redevelop the site as the Cipriani..

Merkur Gaming holds successful development event

On 10 May Merkur Gaming hosted an evening event entitled “From idea to gaming fun: how is a gaming machine developed?" at the Grand Casino Baden On the casino premises, 50 invited guests were given an exciting insight into the development of gaming machines and related games. Markus Wessler, sales director, international at Merkur Gaming and his colleague Alexander Karin, product...

Hengqin development plans could provide additional uplift for Macau

Beijing’s decision to move forward with plans to develop Hengqin as part of the Greater Bay Area initiative has been welcomed by analysts, who note that..

Cora Alpha plans to create $13.5bn IR in Extremadura

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Headed by former Disney executive John Cora, American developer Cora Alpha has announced plans for an integrated resort in the comarca of La Siberia in Badajoz province. Extremadura looks set to finally see the fruit of new legislation which opened the door for the creation of integrated resorts in the region, as a US-based company confirmed it aims to built...

Chinese firm looks to create $100m IR in Cagayan Economic Zone

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Chinese conglomerate Shanghai Jucheng Supply Management Group is set to invest a $100m to develop an integrated resort and casino in the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport. Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) administrator and CEO Raul Lambino said the Chinese group planned to create a project modelled on South Korea’s Jeju Island which would capitalise on north-eastern Luzon’s tourism...

GeWeTe see in quarter of a century as Balkan market booms

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Hailing the “overwhelming customer response over the past two years,” GeWeTe will return to the Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Expo this year, following a significant increase in Balkan market demand. From 21 to 22 November, the cash handling expert will display its extensive product portfolio, aimed at further solidifying its reputation in the growing customer base. “We have been receiving more...

UK Gambling Commission outlines public trust strategy

UK Gambling Commission chief executive, Neil McArthur, has asked operators across the UK's betting industry to work together and make Britain the safest and fairest gambling hub in the world. Speaking at the Raising Standards Conference at the International Conference Centre, Birmingham, McArthur said: “I want consumers in Britain to be able to enjoy the fairest and safest gambling in...

Canadian pharmaceutical company to invest in European casino resort

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Canadian firm Easton Pharmaceuticals has officially submitted a Letter of Intent to become part of a project to develop a hotel and casino resort in Europe. At present, the property’s future location and other specifics remain a mystery, although further details are expected to be revealed in the coming months once negotiations have been finalised. The operator's project will reportedly feature...

San Manuel looks to hotel to stay SoCal competitive

San Manuel
Ground has been broken on a new $550m (E470m) hotel expansion at the San Manuel Casino in Southern California - representing the latest in a wave of big-budget redevelopment efforts throughout the region. The new hotel is set to house 450 rooms across seventeen stories, and will also include a 3,000-seat entertainment venue, spa and pool complex, and a number...

Cyprus Casinos “C2” welcomes 175,000 visitors in first three months

Melco’s temporary casino in Cyprus is “exceeding expectations”, while the company is set to open three more satellite casinos before the end of the year. Melco International Development has revealed that Cyprus Casinos “C2”, its temporary casino in Limassol has attracted over 175,000 customers since the property opened its doors on 28 June. On 25-26 September, Cyprus Casinos hosted a series...

Star looks to Asian high-rollers with new Sydney hotel plans

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Australian operator the Star Entertainment Group has submitted plans to government for the construction of a new, six-star luxury hotel at its Sydney property - in a move aimed at increasing VIP visitation to the country’s capital. Alongside its Hong-Kong partner the Chow Tai Fook Group, Star has set aside A$361m for the project (E222m), which would see the creation...

Shorelines Casino opening unknown

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The opening date of the Shorelines Casino in Peterborough, Ontario, is reportedly still up in the air having been initially slated for late summer/early or autumn this year. Construction on the project started in September 2017 and although there is no concrete date for its inaugural opening, the company behind it is confident it will be ready within the original...

$370m Emerald Queen Casino set to open in late 2019

Emerald Queen Casino
In Washington state, the Puyallup Tribe presented an update on its $370m Emerald Queen Casino (EQC) project to the Tacoma City Council on 24 July, confirming that the venue is scheduled to open in December 2019. The 110,000 sq ft casino inside the 310,000 sq ft property, which will replace the tribe’s existing venue, will rival the size of other casinos...

You can build it, but will they come?

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Build it and they will come, so the serially mis-referenced adage goes, and with the positive opening of two new casino properties in Atlantic City it would seem to ring true down the east coast shoreline. High profile ribbon cuttings, oceanside musical events and quintessentially American fourth of July celebrations swelled visitor numbers to the town in recent weeks, but...

Melco’s temporary Cyprus casino receives 34,000 visitors in three weeks of opening

Melco International Development’s temporary Cyprus 13m gaming facility, Cyprus Casinos (C2), has seen attendance rise in the first three weeks since it opened, raising hopes following a slow start. Within its first three weeks of operation, over 34,000 visitors from 41 different countries visited the property, the first licensed casino in the Republic of Cyprus, while more than 6,000 visitors...

Five operators appeal Andorran licence tender

The operators have launched individual appeals to challenge the Andorran Gaming Control Board's decision to award Andorran firm Jocs SA the licence for the microstate’s first casino. Five of the operators which participated the tender for Andorra's first casino licence have launched an appeal against the outcome. Andorra-based Jocs SA won the tender to build and operate the principality's first casino,...

Brockton Fairgrounds casino decision put back by Massachusetts Gaming Commission

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has postponed until September the reconsideration of its 2016 rejection of a $700m casino on Brockton Fairgrounds. The court was petitioned in June by Mass Gaming & Entertainment to reassess the ruling, however, the decision has been delayed pending the development of other Massachusetts sites. “Reconsideration of MG&E’s application is not just the right thing to do...

Hard Rock announces Irish hotel and hints at casino offering

Hard Rock International has announced its intention to enter the Irish hotel market with a four star, 120 room venue in Dublin. The hospitality and casino-operator, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, stated a partnership with local developer Tifco Limited will see construction completed in 2022. "It only seems right to open a Hard Rock Hotel in Dublin,” said head...

San Manuel Casino joins expansion drive across Southern California

San Manuel Casino has broken ground on a $550m expansion, adding a 450 room hotel , to the former San Bernardino County bingo hall. The ceremony, held on 26 July, also marks the start of construction on a 3,000 seat entertainment venue, pool complex, spa and restaurants. “San Manuel has always been a locals and regional casino and we don’t have...

Local council throws itself behind Puyallup casino development

The Puyallup Tribe has announced its $370m Emerald Queen Casino will open in 2019. The venue, located alongside Las Vegas Interstate Five, will feature a 110,000 sq ft casino inside the 310,000 sq ft building. “Gaming will identify Tacoma when you drive down the freeway and see this building all lit up with the LED boards and being beautiful," said general...

Landing finally secures Pagcor approval for Manila IR

Landing International Development Corp has received Pagcor approval for its $1.5bn IR development in Manila’s Entertainment City. The provisional licence has been granted after the project’s lease agreement was suspended in late June, pending approval by the Philippines regulator and the National Economic Development Authority. The suspension arose after development partner, and state-owned developer, Nayong Pilipino Foundation was ordered to cease...

Unlucky for some – The 13 Hotel faces further delays

The Macau Government Tourism Office has stated that The 13 Hotel, developed by South Shore Holdings Ltd, formerly The 13 Holdings Ltd, is still awaiting an operating licence. The announcement follows re-inspection of the luxury Cotai-Coloane border property by the MGTO this month, after a June assessment flagged a range of “unfinished works.” “The Macao Government Tourism Office is currently awaiting...