Bidding for Greece’s landmark Hellenikon intergrated resort (IR) casino concluded last week with two US candidates staying in the race, despite concerns about a looming smoking ban and the licensing of online casino games.
Hard Rock International and Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, using the bidding vehicle GEK Terna, announced their bids on Friday morning, both groups communicating their willingness to invest upwards of €1bn into the long-delayed project.
Evangelos Karagrigoriou, chairman of the Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC), called the conclusion of the request for proposals (RFP) “a milestone for the implementation … of a world class tourism and leisure destination, with multiple benefits for the Greek economy”.
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