In the Netherlands and the state-owned Holland Casino has announced that it held a special ceremony of Friday evening to officially celebrate the opening of its new 118,400 sq ft Holland Casino Utrecht property.

The casino operator used an official Saturday press release to detail that construction of the facility in the Transwijk district of the nation’s fourth largest city began in 2019 with the venue having subsequently welcomed its first punters from September of last year. However, the company also revealed that it was not able to hold an opening ceremony at that time owing to local regulations brought in to help stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which was linked to the deaths of some 22,650 Dutch citizens.

Prominent presence:

Holland Casino explained that it now has 14 casinos spread across the Netherlands with the ceremony to mark the opening of its Holland Casino Utrecht facility having come some three months after it officially inaugurated its compatriot Holland Casino Venlo venue. The company disclosed that its Chief Executive Officer, Petra De Ruiter, joined with approximately 1,200 other guests to mark the premiere of its latest facility via a party that was themed around the Diamonds track from Barbadian vocalist Rihanna.

Environmental esteem:

Established at the start of the first millennium, Utrecht is now home to approximately 362,000 people while Holland Casino divulged that its new Holland Casino Utrecht facility features a selection of 653 slots alongside 41 gaming tables. The firm stated that the property has obtained the prestigious Breeam construction sustainability label for furthermore having 700 solar panels on its roof as well as 86 on-site charging ports for electric cars and bicycles.

Symbiosis satisfaction:

De Ruiter, who took on her current job from the first day of September, pronounced that the Casino Holland Utrecht property has additionally boosted its environmental credentials by featuring its very own power plant with ‘heat-cold storage’ that is to be shared out with homes being built in the immediate vicinity. The experienced executive declared that she is ‘very pleased’ with the level of cooperation her firm received from ‘the municipality of Utrecht in the construction of this casino’ and is now looking forward to ‘many people’ coming to visit the new riverside venue in its ‘beautiful location.’

Read a statement from De Ruiter…

“Holland Casino Utrecht is not only the dazzling diamond on the ring of Utrecht where many guests spend a pleasant afternoon or evening, it is also one of the most sustainable casinos in Europe. Our people provide a safe and responsible range of games in a hospitable environment and I look forward to meeting more colleagues and guests in the coming months.”