Mohegan And Hard Rock Remain In Greek IR Contest

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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