Greece will once again extend the deadline for the tender for a casino as part of the planned Hellinikon integrated resort at the site of the former Ellinikon International Airport, the country’s Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis said Monday.
The Minister further revealed that a meeting was taking place in the ministry with the aim to move the long-stalled project forward. 파칭코
The Hellenic Gaming Commission launched the tender for a casino license this past February. At first operators interested to join the Hellinikon scheme had until April 22 to submit their applications. The Greek gaming regulator has since then extended the deadline several times. Currently, companies are given until July 31 to apply for a license for the development of a €1 billion casino resort as part of the larger complex.
Minister Georgiadis said Monday that their goal is to issue joint ministerial decisions for the project in August that will be followed by the casino tender. He also pointed out that the issues that have prevented the mega-scheme from moving forward for so long stemmed from “overlapping responsibilities and authorities” and that even though those issues were complex, they were optimistic that there would finally be progress.
Backed by Fosun International Ltd. of China and Eagle Hills Properties of Abu Dhabi, Greek developer Lamda Development was selected to build a luxury integrated resort at the now defunct Athens international airport.