The consortium of Melco International Developments and the CNS group, which won a tender for the construction of a grand casino resort in Cyprus, finally decided on the places where the temporary casino in Limassol will be located, as well as four satellite institutions in other cities. They should open in February 2018 year.
The consortium has already submitted a relevant application to the National Gambling and Casino Authority.
According to the information of the publication "Fileletheros", in Limassol, as it was announced earlier, a temporary casino will be located in the western district of Zakaki, in the building of the former supermarket "Orphanidis". This site is next to the place where the main resort should be opened by the year of 2020.
The largest satellite facility will be located in Nicosia, in a building opposite the Hilton Park Hotel in Engomi. It will have 50 machines and five gaming tables.
In Larnaka, the consortium chose a location directly on the Finikoudes embankment, but it is still unclear whether the final consent has been obtained from the owners of the building. You may need to look for an alternative. The institution in Paphos will be located in the harbor, and in Ayia Napa - in one of the hotels. In these three mini-casinos there will be only slot machines.
Currently, the Gambling Office is reviewing the application received, and the Urban Planning Department and the Fire Service are required to submit their reports in the coming days.
At the same time, the Cyprus authorities have not yet given the green light to a sudden change in the consortium (another member, Hard Rock International, sold its stake to Melco immediately after signing the final contract with the Government of Cyprus 27 June) and requested additional information from Melco.