MelcoLot Ltd, part of Melco International Development Ltd has begun the first stages of their casino project in the Republic of Georgia. The casino is going to be located in the capital city of Tbilisi, which is a major hub for Black Sea visitors. The plans for a casino were announced last November. In another two months representatives of MelcoLot have said that they would have the license for the casino. With $140 million invested into the Millennium Bilmore Hotel Complex, MelcoLot is expecting construction of the hotel and casino to be finished so an open date of January 2016 can occur.