New offline casinos opening up Africa

Macau Legend Leads the Opening of New Casinos in Africa

When it comes to gambling and casinos, there are certain cities and territories that instantly come to mind. Macau in China, Las Vegas and Atlantic City in the United States, and Monte Carlo and London in Europe are often the most popular gambling cities. The common perception is that Europe and the Americas are the thriving hubs for casino gaming, with Asia not far behind. Although these are the most popular among enthusiasts and operators, gambling and casinos also thrive in other parts of the world, Africa included. The casino industry in Africa brings in more than $2 billion in revenues,with the gambling action focused primarily in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. It is in South Africa that the bulk of the casino action happens, followed by Kenya and then Nigeria. The combined gambling revenues in Africa may pale in comparison compared to other regions, but it is expected to climb with the planned construction and operations of new offline casinos in Africa.

Macau Legend to Open $290 million Casino in Cape Verde

During the first quarter of 2016, the Macau-based Macau Legend Development Limited has approved the start of the construction of a new casino in Cape Verde. The ground-breaking ceremony was headed by Macau Legend CEO David Chow Kam Fai, and he was joined by the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, Jose Maria Neves. During the groundbreaking ceremony, Chow explained the importance of this new landmark casino project, saying that this new casino is part of the overall plan of the company to expand its international operations. He added that with this new casino development, the company can offset any losses that they may incur in their Macau casino operations.

Cape Verde’s Prime Minister called the project as another manifestation that the island country is on its way to development. He added that with a tourism boom and the operations of the casino, jobs will be created along the way.

Time Square by Sun International to Open in Menlyn Maine

Other casino developments are expected in Africa; this time the project is from Sun International. According to reports, the company will use its casino license to build Morula Sun, a new casino. This new casino will be named the Time Square and will house slots and table games. According to the early information shared with the media, the proposed new casino complex will include 2,000 slots machines and dozens of gaming tables. The proposed casino will also include 100 luxury rooms and hotel suites that will appeal to the premium customer. No other information and details were released about the proposed casino complex, but what’s clear today is that this new complex will serve as a gaming and hotel hub. The project will also include an area where concerts can be hosted, making this hotel and casino a one-stop hub for those looking for entertainment. Once completed, Time Square will become the second largest casino in the continent, and will likely create thousands of jobs that will spur the regional economy.


New offline casinos opening up Asia

Extravagance Redefined in The New Asian Casinos

The continent of Asia is known for its exotic locales, exquisite landscapes, rich and varied cuisines, and a vibrant, colourful culture. Now you can add more luxurious casinos to the list as well. The world may always turn to Las Vegas for the ultimate casino experience, but Asia is not far behind. In fact, reports suggest that Macau is attracting more money and more people than any casino in Las Vegas.

Extravagance Redefined

We never thought that we would say this, but the new casino projects developing in Asia will redefine luxury as we know it. The focus is more on providing an exclusive service to their guests rather than the size of the casino. This is understandable, considering the population of the continent and the land available.

Blockbuster Openings of 2016

It is a strong possibility that the ‘new kids on the block’ could very well be the game changers of the casino industry, not just in Asia, but throughout the world. Here are the some of the best new projects that will open its doors to the public in 2016:

  • The 13, Macau

An unlucky number for some, but don’t let that fool you, for the casino will offer one of the most exclusive, most luxurious experiences to the guests who can consider themselves lucky enough to get in. Consider this fact: 15 custom-made Rolls Royce Phantoms have been booked by the casino. This is the largest order ever by a single entity. The fleet of cars will be used to carry guests around the complex, picking them up from the villas where they will stay, to the actual casino. Another fact: one single night will cost a minimum of $10,000. Not just games and fun, there will be exclusive shops as well, selling designer wear and jewellery.

  • Paradise City, South Korea

Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas is one of the world’s most famous casino destinations. Now they are looking to make their mark on Asian soil with a casino designed along the same lines. The project is being developed in partnership with a Hong Kong property developer. You can expect the same stellar experience that made Caesar’s Palace one of the best in the industry. The casino will have a luxury hotel and a shopping centre as well. The aim is to make South Korea a premier destination for luxury casinos, just like Macau. The project is expected to rise up near the Incheon International Airport in Seoul. It will be open only to foreigners.

  • DeltinCaravela, India

A land renowned for its mysticism and spirituality is now making rapid strides in the luxury casino industry. Gambling is outlawed in most Indian states, but Goa has been allowed to develop five-star casinos. The DeltinCaravela will be the latest addition. It will feature all the attractions of a modern casino, and it will be blessed with the beautiful charm of the golden beaches and the calm seas of Goa.

The Next Big Casino Destination

Asia is primed to be the next big casino destination in 2016.

New Offline Casinos Opening Up Europe

Casinos have become a major industry in Europe after the approval by several countries of commercial casino gaming majorly because it is seen as a tool for economic growth. The utmost alleged remunerations include increased employment and tax revenue to local and state administrations, and the development of domestic retail sales. Aside from making money, gaming is also a form of recreation and relaxation. The gaming industry in Europe is currently experiencing unprecedented growth as many investors are building and planning to build more Casino complexes with several new ones opening up while others are still in the planning and construction phase. These include the Aspers Casino in London, the Tigre de Cristal Casino, the Selena World Club Resort and Casino in Russia and the Cyprus Integrated Casino Resort in Cyprus, to mention a few.

The Aspers Casino- London.

There is no doubt that the gaming landscape in the United Kingdom is one of the most diverse in Europe with over 100 land casinos spread all over the country. The Aspers Casino, the largest gambling venue in London, began its operations in 2011. The casino offers a good number of playing tables (70), about 12 poker tables, and some 150 electronic gaming machines.

Tigre de Cristal Casino – Russia

The Tigre de Cristal, the first casino in Russia, had its grand opening in 2015 and has since then been recording a large number of high rollers. This casino and resort is open to everyone and besides the Russians, the highest number of players is from China and South Korea, and based on the positive reviews it seems that the Chinese players have finally found their stronghold.

The Selena World Resort and Casino – Russia

The Selena World Club Resort and Casino is currently under construction about 50km from Vladivostok, Russia. Phase 1A is expected to open around late 2016 and early 2017. The project features high-class 5-star hotels, cafeterias and bars, fitness and spa facilities, several shopping zones, and a lavish casino. After that, by 2018, the developers plan to start the construction of three lots that will comprise a 12-storey performing facility and theme park, supplementary 5-star casinos, hotels, cafeterias, bars, shopping zones, and a cinema. When Phase 2 is completed, Phase 1 will be repurposed to become a multi-functional centre. The CEO of Diamond Fortune George Kondakov informed the local media that the desirability of the hotel and entertainment complex and incorporated Selena Zone will double if customers take advantage of the opportunity to visit both the casino and the cinema. By 2021, they intend to open a 7-star hotel with private villas.

Cyprus Integrated Casino Resort – Cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus will welcome any major casino developer sometime in 2016. Bidders will be invited and the Casino location is yet to be revealed. The winning bidder will require a lot more than first-class accommodation and casino games in their strategy but all surety and additional services are up to every contender. It is expected that a blend of local agreements on the features and location of the building will possibly influence this decision.