Harrahs Entertainment announces a new casino in Slovakia
The giant of the game of chance Harrahs Entertainment has made public its decision to build a new resort & casino near Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
The operator announced an agreement for the construction of the resort with the real estate group based in Hungary TriGranit. The dellinvestimento value amounts to 1.5 billion euro (2.22 billion dollars).
The construction of this resort called Metropolis will begin in 2010 and should end before 2015. Harrahs Entertainment will manage the casino complex is the Hotel, while TriGranit will manage the amusement park and shopping center. The Metropolis could generate 28,000 jobs.
Despite economic difficulties due to the recession, the US company is very confident in the potential of this European region. After the ban of the game of chance in Russia took place July 1, 2009, many operators have started to show some interest to countries dellEst Europe, in the hope that Russian tycoons seek new destinations in which to spend their money. Even the Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment group announced this year the construction of a dellEuropa the largest casino resort located in Hungary.