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Chile – SJC to award licence for Chillan Casino next week

The Deciding Council of the Chilean Gaming Control Board (SJC) will make a final decision next Monday over the licence for the casino in the city of Chillán. According to reports the panel has been convened to settle the bidding for the vacant license for once and for all when it meets next week. The…

Uruguay – New licence for Hotel and Casino in Piriápolis

Uruguay’s Minister of Tourism Lilian Kechichian has announced that there will be a tender process for the Argentino Hotel Casino & Resort in Piriápolis. The new operator will run the hotel and will also be part operator of the new casino under the mixed system. The licence to run the hotel will be for for…

Cambodia – Cambodia issues ten new casino licences

The Cambodian government has issued ten new casino licenses, increasing the country’s total to 75. Ros Phearun, Deputy Director General of the financial industry department at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, revealed that the majority of the new licences would be in the coastal resort of Sihanoukville. “By the end of the third quarter…

Malta – Maltese government to award two new licences

The Maltese government’s privatisation unit is planning to offer a new casino licence to both Eden Leisure Group Limited and Dragonara Gaming Limited, taking Malta’s quota of casinos from four to six. The decision follows a competitive process that started with a call for proposals back in July, 2013. The evaluations and adjudications committee chose…

Belgium – Belgium to launch tender for two new casino licences

Two new land-based casinos will be put up for tender as Belgium’s newly-formed government looks to up its number of gaming floors from nine to 11 ‘to help the country’s struggling economy.’ According to a coalition agreement: “The government will review the Games of Chance Act of 7 May 1999 with the purpose of increasing…

US – Wynn Everett wins race for Boston casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded Wynn Resorts with the gaming license for the Greater Boston region (Region A), contingent on agreement of the conditions imposed by the commission. Wynn Resorts had been vying with Mohegan Sun for the license. Wynn Everett is a $1.6bn project that will include a five-star resort with more than…

Austria – Stadtcasino Baden and Gauselmann awarded licence for Vienna

The race for two additional casino concessions in the Austrian federal capital has been decided after a tender period lasting more than one year. The Austria Ministry of Finance has awarded one of the two new casino concessions in the capital Vienna to Grand Casino Wien, an international joint-venture led by Stadtcasino Baden Group, renown…

Chile – Four operators apply for Chile’s last licence

Four operators have offered their tender for the remaining casino licence in Chile. Marina del Sol Chillán S.A., Chillán Casino Resort S.A. and Casino de Juegos Chillán S.A have all applied for a licence in the municipality of Chillán in the Biobío region while Casino Luckia Arica S.A. has applied for a licence in the…

UK – Preston councillors approve casino bid

Preston’s bid to host a casino is a step nearer following approval from the council’s planning committee for plans to transform the former Fives building in Guildhall Street. A group of Preston-based businessmen are working with the National Casino Industry Forum (NCiF) as they bid to win a landmark casino licence for the Lancashire town. Led by…