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Uruguay –  New casino confirmed for Paysandú

By - 7 August 2023

The Uruguayan executive branch has authorised the call for bids for the construction of a hotel and casino in the city of Paysandú. The project, has a planned investment of around US$22m, will have an event and convention hall, restaurants, commercial premises and a casino, and will be built where a cinema previously stood.

The bidding process for the casino was announced by the authorities. It will be developed by the Ministry of Tourism, while the adjudication or rejection of offers will be carried out by the Executive Branch.

The Secretary of the Presidency of Uruguay announced the construction of a new US$22m hotel and casino in the city of Paysandú in January.  The announcement was made by the Secretary of the Presidency of Uruguay, Álvaro Delgado, together with the mayor of Paysandú, Nicolás Olivera.  Nicolás Olivera announced the news via twitter, noting that the project aimed to “boost tourism in our region.”

The news came after the Uruguayan executive branch received favourable reports from the Ministries of Economy and Finance and Tourism regarding the project. The venture will be funded by an Argentine group of investors Arena Paysandú S.A.S.

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