In Spain, the President for local casino operator Luckia Gaming Group SA, Jose Gonzalez Fuentes, has reportedly declared that his firm could be opening a new gambling facility in the northwestern port city of Vigo as soon as April.
According to a Thursday report from G3Newswire, the revelation followed a meeting between Fuentes and local Galician government leaders Alfonso Rueda and Ignacio Lopez-Chaves that resulted in the officials pledging to support the $6.36 million Casino de Vigo project, which would be operated in partnership with Cirsa Gaming Corporation SA.
In April, Fuentes joined with Braulio Perez from Terrassa-based Cirsa Gaming Corporation SA to officially present their plan for the new casino to Vigo’s mayor, Abel Caballero. The envisioned 18,298 sq ft facility is reportedly set to be located inside the Galician city’s new harbor-side A Laxe Shopping Center and feature a bar and a small restaurant alongside a 5,381 sq ft gaming floor offering 80 slots as well as twelve gaming tables.
Corunna-headquartered Luckia Gaming Group SA earlier reportedly explained that the planned facility, which could also offer a sportsbook, would feature an ‘avant-garde and very modern’ design and create approximately 180 direct and indirect jobs for the city of 293,000 people while bringing in as much as $36.78 million in annual tax revenues.
“If everything goes well and is fulfilled as planned, in less than a year the casino will be up and running,” Rueda reportedly declared after the meeting. “Organized and controlled gaming is a source of wealth for the administration and creates jobs and boosts the area.”
G3Newswire reported that that Fuentes had furthermore stated that the A Laxe Shopping Center would serve as ‘an ideal place with an excellent location’ for the planned casino due its proximity to Portugal and the high numbers of foreign tourists that visit the city via cruise ship. He additionally purportedly proclaimed that his firm had already hired an architect from Peru to design the new Vigo property and that this professional had experience on similar such projects across the world including in Las Vegas and Spain.