Greece no longer working with Hard Rock International for new Athens casino

·

Greece has put Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment into the next phase of a long-delayed tender process to build and operate a luxury casino resort in Athens but rejected Hard Rock International, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

The two U.S. groups had bid in October for the construction and 30-year operation of the casino resort, with Mohegan partnered by Greek construction company GEK TERNA .

The winner of the tender will build a casino on a site of at least 1.2 hectares, with a minimum of 120 gaming tables and 1,200 slot machines. There will also be a luxury hotel, entertainment venues, a conference center and sports center in a planned 8 billion euro tourist resort on the site of the former Athens airport in Hellenikon.

Speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, the source said that Hard Rock submitted documents that failed to meet the tender’s criteria for financing of the project and required construction experience.

Once the bidders are officially notified of the decision, they have the right to appeal within 10 days. The opening of the technical offers will then follow.

Greece attracted a record 33 million tourists in 2018, with last year’s number expected to match that.

Sourced via Reuters.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

83rd Anniversary of Battle of Crete marked by Memorial unveiling in Thomastown

Greek-Australian Memorial dedicated to the Battle of Crete and the ANZACs was unveiled in Thomastown, Victoria.

Watchdog fines Greek Interior Ministry, MEP over diaspora email data breach

A data breach watchdog has imposed fines on the Greek Ministry of Interior and MEP Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou.

Sakkari out of French Open as Tsitsipas survives sticky start

The French Open has started this week and whilst Maria Sakkari was knocked out, Stefanos Tsitsipas survived his sticky start.

Hellenism takes over Brighton-Le-Sands as Greek Fest makes triumphant return

On Sunday, Bay Street in Brighton-Le-Sands was packed with people as the Greek Fest made its triumphant return after 21 long years.

Cypriot communities across Australia and NZ gather for 51st Annual Conference

On Friday, May 24, the Federation of Cyprus Communities and Organizations of Australia and NZ officially inaugurated its 51st Annual Conference following a four-year...

You May Also Like

Turkey accuses Greece of pushing ‘maximalist maritime claims’

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused Greece of pushing “maximalist maritime claims” in the eastern Mediterranean.

Vassilis Tsabropoulos and Nektaria Karantzi grace Australian shores

In an exclusive Australian concert, the Hellenic Museum celebrated international musicians Vassilis Tsabropoulos and Nektaria Karantzi.

Ex-cop launches legal action over James Gargasoulas and the Bourke St massacre

Former police sergeant, Frank Caridi, has launched a high stakes legal battle against Victoria Police over the Bourke St massacre.