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Spain – Catalan casinos and slot halls allowed to reopen

Casinos, bingo halls and slot halls will be able to reopen in Catalonia following an improvement in the control of the spread of coronavirus. These venues, which have been shut since October 31, will be able to reopen with a limitation of 30 per cent of the venue’s capacity. They will though have to shut…

Spain – Catalonia gaming association ‘perplexed’ that casinos have been left out of reopening plan

PATROJOC, the trade association that represents gaming operators in Catalonia, has said it is’perplexed’ after the region excluded gambling venues from its reopening plan. The association said in a statement: “We consider that there is no public health reason to lead the Generalitat de Catalunya to exclude our sector from the flexibilization of measures. Not…

Spain – Catalonia’s casinos fail in legal effort to reopen but are granted rent relief

Catalonia’s casinos have failed in their attempt to force the government to allow them to reopen following the latest bout of closures but have been granted some relief with a new decree allowing casinos, arcades and bingo halls to only pay half their rent during corona-related closings. Bars and restaurants, as well as casinos and…

Spain – Hard Rock given three month extension in Catalonia

The Government of Catalonia has extended the licence deadline for three months for the Hard Rock Entertainment complex in Vila-Seca and Salou. The permit, which expired on Thursday, had already been extended for six months after the government awarded the licence in May last year. In May 2018 the Government of Catalonia declared via its…

Spain – Government of Catalonia approves Urban Development Plan for BCN World

The Urban-Development Master Plan (PDU) for the upcoming BCN World in Barcelona (now known as the Tourist and Recreation Complex) has been approved. Operators Hard Rock, Melco and Peralada the three companies interested in the leisure and entertainment complex now have three months in which to present their proposals. Josep Rull Minister of Territory and…

Spain – Catalonia launches public tender for six casinos

The Catalan government has launched a public tender for the granting of licenses for six casinos in the tourist and recreation centre (CRT) Vilaseca and Salou. The process is divided into two phases, the first to make a pre-selection of applicants and the second to evaluate proposals and award licenses. There is time until next…