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Tag Archives: Catalonia

Spain – Frustrations grow over Hard Rock delays

Municipal authorities of the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia have expressed their concerns over the delays over the Hard Rock Entertainment World. In May 2018, the Government of Catalonia declared that it had given Hard Rock Entertainment World permission to build a casino and leisure complex in the southern towns of Vila-seca and Salou. However…

Spain – Government commits to getting Salou and Vila-seca resort underway

The Government of Catalonia signed an agreement for its budget in which it announced that it would evaluate “completing the processes related to the start of the Salou and Vila-seca Recreational and Tourist Consortium project” during the first semester of 2023. The Government of Pere Aragonès and the Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC) reached an agreement…

Spain – President of the Government of Catalonia pushing for Hard Rock project

The president of the Catalan Generalitat, Pere Aragonès  stated  that “the Government of Catalonia is doing its job” to obtain approve of the modification of the Urban Master Plan (PDU) of The Recreational and Tourist Centre (CRT) of Vila-seca and Salou  – the planned location of  the new  tourism and leisure complex. Aragonès insisted that…

Spain – Mayor of Salou wants BCN World to go ahead as soon as possible

The mayor of the municipality of Salou, Pere Granados has urged the government of Catalonia to support the construction of the BCN World casino complex. Granados urged the government of the autonomous community of Catalonia to be “proactive” regarding the construction of the casino which would be part of the Hard Rock Barcelona World. The…

Spain – Not over yet for Mega Resort in Vila-Seca and Salou

The mayor of Vila-Seca Pere Segura has stated that while the Hard Rock Entertainment complex in Vila-Seca and Salou was given an unfavourable report from the Department of Climate Action last week it is by no means the end of the road for the large scale resort and casino in Catalonia. The project for the…

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…