In Spain, the Casino Admiral San Roque some seven miles north of Gibraltar is set to re-open its doors tomorrow after Austrian gaming giant Novomatic spent upwards of $5 million on a complete renovation for the once-derelict venue.
The Andalucian venue in the town of San Roque was closed by previous operator Groupe Partouche in 2010 with the loss of 40 jobs before being purchased by casino operator Admiral Casinos And Entertainment, which is a subsidiary of Gumpoldskirchen-based Novomatic, in 2014.
The first phase of a three-step renovation on the 42,000 sq ft property, the Casino Admiral San Roque will offer 100 slots alongside eight gaming tables when it opens on Wednesday while future plans could see the construction of over 100 hotel rooms as well as a cinema, shops, nightclub and spa. Admiral Casinos And Entertainment explained that the development will moreover now feature 107,600 sq ft of parking.
To mark the opening of the casino, Admiral Casinos And Entertainment revealed that it intends feature special musical performances at the venue over the next 45 days incorporating everything from traditional genres to tribute acts of bands such as The Rolling Stones and Abba. This program is to additionally see Casino Admiral San Roque auction a pair of automobiles alongside 14 bicycles and hundreds of dinner and shows passes via a special raffle.
“I hope we have more luck than in the past and that this casino stays running for a long time,” Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix, mayor for San Roque, told Spanish-language news site EuropaSur.es. “Novomatic is the fourth largest gaming operator in the world and is making remarkable improvements while adding new activities such as bingo. Our hope is that the second phase of construction will attract still more visitors and that several generations will use these facilities for leisure, which will provide employment for several generations of people in the municipality.”
The opening follows mid-May’s inauguration of the nearby Casino Admiral Gibraltar while the new Casino Admiral San Roque is set to additionally feature a multi-purpose function room alongside an international buffet and a trio of bars with one serving traditional Andalucian tapas dishes.