Hard Rock files appeal, blocks Hellenikon casino tender process


A preliminary inquiry is said to have suspended the process of the Hellenic Gaming Commission’s (EEEP) international tender for a casino permit at Hellinikon, following an appeal filed by global entertainment and hospitality brand, Hard Rock International.

According to an announcement by US-based Hard Rock, authorities ruled that “the appeal contains specific grounds and arguements for contesting the (tender) decision to which it attributes serious irregularities that require careful evaluation”.

According to authorites, Hard Rock’s appeal has raised important “legal and substantive issues” on the casino tender process and therefore needs further evaluation.

Hard Rock in January said it would file an appeal citing that “unfair and improper practices” took place in the Hellinikon integrated casino resort tender process in Athens after EEEP disqualified the company and selected the rival binding offer of US-based Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE).

It is reminded that the planned integrated resort and casino in Hellinikon is part of a wider project (8-billion-euro investment) to develop Greece’s former Hellinikon Airport site into a multi-purpose hub.

The Hellinikon site is planned to include a resort casino, metropolitan park, offices, shopping malls, cultural venues, health centers, educational and research facilities and a marina.

Sourced via GTP Headlines.




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


Latest News

Sale process ongoing for Hellenic Village’s $117.5 million property at Austral

The sale process for the Hellenic Village's 105-acre, $117.5 million property at Gurner Avenue in Austral, NSW is ongoing.

Apostolos Stamatelopoulos named in Socceroos squad for World Cup qualifier

Apostolos Stamatelopoulos has been named named in the 25-man squad for Australia’s upcoming FIFA World Cup 2026™ Qualifiers.

EU and Australia enhance cooperation on critical raw materials

The European Union (EU) and Australia have enhance cooperation on critical raw materials after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday,...

Doctors’ aid group head Christos Christou urges Australia to sanction Israel

Doctors Without Borders President Dr Christos Christou has slammed the Australian government for supplying arms to Israel.

Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches French Open third round

Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the third round of the French Open for a sixth time on Wednesday, after defeating a resilient Daniel Altmaier.

You May Also Like

Antipodes periodical marks 50th anniversary with Philhellenes

Antipodes periodical by the Greek Australian Cultural League marked 50th anniversary on Sunday with Philhellenes.

On this day: Kathimerini publisher and anti-junta activist Helen Vlachos dies aged 84

Helen Vlachos left a lasting legacy not only as the publisher of Greek news outlet Kathimerini, but as an anti-junta activist and advocate for press freedom.

Message by Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the Battle of Crete

Η Μάχη της Κρήτης αποτέλεσε μια σημαντική εξέλιξη στον Β’ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο καθώς αποδυνάμωσε την έφοδο των εισβολέων, επηρεάζοντας την εξέλιξη των στρατιωτικών επιχειρήσεων του...