For a long time, casino operators have fought hard to get permission to open an establishment. Cypriot parliamentarians have just approved the law so that a casino can be built in the southern part of the island.
The objective in this approach is also to be able to attract more tourists. Indeed, for several years this authorization has been coveted and awaited so much so that considerable efforts have been made by the operators. After a very long reflection, the deputies of Cyprus finally approved the law which gives the green light to the opening on the territory of a casino. It must be said that the country has a considerable delay in comparison with the northern part which already has several dozen casinos since the 1970s.
According to the results of the vote, 29 deputies are for and 22 against this law. These figures show that the “pro” is winning, but within a few figures. These 22 opponents come from the Communist Party Akel which is an opposition party. If until the adoption of this law, this casino was still only a dream, it is above all that churches with considerable influence made a clear opposition.
The content of this law is very clear
The law authorizing the former is perfectly clear as to its content. The casino which will open its doors on the south coast of the island will have to install 1000 machines and 100 gaming tables there. As for the operator who will hold the queens, the government plans to put on the market a call for offer which is scheduled for August. He also hopes that this first establishment will be able to open its doors in 2018. Whoever wins the market will have to open in the area near Lacarna which is a part of the island where tourism is in full swing. Today it is a very popular destination for the Greeks but also for the British. The tourism sector is currently in full development.
Indeed, tourism is today a hope for Cyprus to recover from the crisis, which has been on the verge of bankruptcy since 2013. Among other things, it was necessary to borrow from the European Union so that the country does not sink. not. Since then drastic measures have been put in place. However, this first casino in Cyprus is a bit of hope that will be able to launch the tourism sector a little more and in the process lead to sustainable economic development.