Sun International’s new Ocean Club Casino in Panama is due to open on schedule in September this year at an estimated cost of US$105m.
The casino will have approximately 600 slot machines and 32 tables allocated between the main casino located on the ground floor and the Salon Privé situated on the top floor overlooking the canal and the City. The venue is owned by Trump Ocean Club with Sun International acting as operator of the expansive, 75,000 sq. ft. casino, which will feature tables for blackjack, poker, roulette and baccarat.
Sun International CE Graeme Stephens said: “Our entry to Latin America began in Chile with Monticello Grand Casino, a project that has paid dividends for our Group because of our proven success in the entertainment field. We put a strong emphasis on corporate responsibility and on an undertaking to help develop the economy and communities where we operate as well as care for the environment. We will continue to pursue other opportunities – either acquisitions or greenfields developments – in countries within LatAm that meet our investment and risk criteria.”
Located on the Mezzanine level, the expansive casino facility will have a separate, dedicated lobby accessible from the porte-cochère. For exclusive private gaming, a Salon Privé will be situated on the top floor, the Penthouse level, which will also include an intimate restaurant and lounge area. The floor immediately below will have reserved deluxe suites for elite clientele. The casino aims to be the only Premium casino in the country.