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Gibraltar – Paf to open Sunborn super yacht on April 29

By - 22 April 2015

Paf, the state-owned casino operator by the Finnish Aland Islands, and the Finnish hotel company Sunborn have confirmed that the opening of their 5-star super yacht hotel Sunborn Gibraltar will be on April 29 with the official launch planned for the May 16 2015.

The casino, to be called Casino Sunborn, will offer visitors all the latest slot machines, five roulette tables and five card tables dedicated to the classic card games Black Jack and Punto Banco, plus the unique – Sunborn Stud Poker.

Anders Ingves, CEO of Paf said: “The opening of the Casino Sunborn in Gibraltar signifies that Paf’s land-based activities are now taking a big and exciting step into Europe, just like Paf.com online. The casino will also be a good base for creating synergies with our internet-based business. Our hope is that Paf’s 50-year experience in the gaming industry combined with Sunborn’s knowledge of the international hotel industry will contribute to a unique casino experience for visitors.”

This new casino promises its guests the most exclusive and luxurious casino experience in the region. This is no casual gaming room; the casino’s smart dress code, its tableside drink service, plus its membership programme, all ensure that this casino provides an experience equal to that of Monte Carlo or Las Vegas.

For players who would like more privacy, or companies looking for a stylish corporate entertainment venue, the VIP Private Gaming Suite lives up to every expectation, with a dedicated waitress service and luxury food and beverage packages to suit every palate. The Suite also has a large open balcony and terrace where guests can enjoy a drink and stunning views across the marina with the imposing ‘Rock’ as a back drop, a unique experience.

Other VIP services will also include private jet, yacht and limousine transfer and charters and Harley Davidson bike rental.

Dominick Stenson, Casino Manager said: “The Casino Sunborn has truly reignited that unique casino experience so often overlooked in the generic corporate venues that are now seen throughout the UK and Europe. Our concept is based on reviving the ‘Club’ atmosphere, intimate, friendly, welcoming and of course a safe, secure and professional gaming environment.”

The casino is a joint proposal between Paf and Sunborn and will be located aboard the 142-metre-long seven-story-high Sunborn Super Yacht Hotel in Ocean Village Marina in downtown Gibraltar. The opening of this casino will create up to 75 new jobs for the local community in Gibraltar and Spain. In addition to the international Casino Sunborn and the 189 five-star hotel guest rooms, the Sunborn Hotel in Gibraltar also offers a range of high-class restaurants and bars, an exclusive spa and pool area, a modern conference centre and a sundeck with stunning views across the straits of Gibraltar to the tip of northern Africa.

Hans Niemi, Executive Director of Sunborn, added: “Sunborn have an excellent partner in Paf for the casino development. As two well established Finnish-based companies we have a strong platform to establish an international casino business in Gibraltar. There is excellent potential for this and other future casino investments for Sunborn in Gibraltar and on board other future yacht hotels.”

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