articles | 01 August 2019

Ayia Napa gets first casino in tourism boost

Ayia Napa has officially inaugurated its first casino in the popular holiday resort, which is seen as an additional tourist leisure attraction.

C2 Ayia Napa is the third licensed satellite casino to open its doors in Cyprus following Nicosia and Larnaca last year plus the original Limassol temporary casino.

Ayia Napa opened its doors on 15 July, marking a new era for the Municipality’s tourism sector. Located in the heart of Ayia Napa’s bustling tourist area the casino features 50 state-of-the art Slot Machines.

The casino seeks to enhance the overall visitor experience while enriching Ayia Napa’s tourism product.

Wednesday’s opening event was attended by prominent personalities including members of Ayia Napa’s Municipality Council, representatives of the Cyprus Hotel Association, and the Tourist Trade Industrial Company of Famagusta.

During the opening, Yiannis Karousos, Mayor of Ayia Napa expressed his satisfaction that the casino was up and running.

“We are particularly happy that Melco has chosen our municipality to operate its satellite casino in the district of Famagusta. I am confident that the new facilities we have inaugurated, in combination with Melco’s expertise and professionalism will contribute in enhancing Ayia Napa’s tourism product,” said Karousos.

“We look forward to a constructive cooperation that will create multiple benefits for the local economy and community,” he added.

The Mayor said the casino will contribute in establishing Ayia Napa as a year-round destination.

Craig Ballantyne, Property President of Cyprus Casinos C2 said: “Ayia Napa certainly has a lot to offer and has always been a popular destination, both for Cyprus residents and tourists.”

“Given the casino’s ideal location, the prospects opening up are promising. Coming close on the heels of C2’s 1st anniversary celebration last June and welcoming its one-millionth visitor, we remain committed to providing top-quality service, according to Melco’s international standards.”

Ballantyne also highlighted that more than 40 people are currently employed at C2 Ayia Napa and reaffirmed that Melco will continue to offer quality career opportunities to Cypriot citizens.

Entrance is limited to persons over 21 years old and they do not have to pay an entrance fee or sign up for a membership. Ayia Napa casino is open from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. daily.

Source: Financial Mirror

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