Greece plans to build an entertainment complex with a casino on the territory of the former airport
The Greek authorities have decided to build a modern entertainment complex with a casino, park and beach areas on the territory of the former Athens airport Ellinikon.Earlier, a competition was launched in Greece to obtain the relevant licenses, which will allow creating a modern gambling and entertainment complex at the airport. The new integrated resort will reportedly include a casino with 120 gaming tables and 1,200 slot machines, as well as a five-star hotel with 2,000 rooms. In addition, investors have also proposed the creation of conference halls, shopping centers, a theater, sports complexes and a marina on the territory of the airport. Representatives of the Foundation for the Use of State Property in Greece said that at the moment they are faced with the task of turning the territory of the closed airport into a place that will attract new tourists and large foreign investors to the region. The potential investor, Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, said the new gambling and entertainment resort will attract five to ten million tourists annually: The resort will attract various business forum participants to the region, as well as tourists who do not relax in a place like this. In addition, the entertainment facility will create new jobs and bring additional income to the budget. Mohegan Gaming is among the interested companies that apply for a license to sell gambling facilities in Ellinikon. Major companies such as Caesars Entertainment Corp and Hard Rock International will also compete for the license. In turn, investors who are interested in building the resort say that the estimated investment in the new gambling and entertainment facility will be from 500 million to 1 billion euros. Also, according to experts, the Hellinikon project will create about 75,000 jobs and attract a million international visitors a year.