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October 30, 2020, GMT+0000, 16:54 pm
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Melco Consolidates in Cyprus

Casino operator Melco International Development has revealed the next stage of its plan to increase its share of the Cyprus gambling market with the launch of a second satellite casino, located at the International Airport in the city of Larnaca. 

Cyprus Casinos Larnaca, which will also be known as C2 Larnaca, includes 42 slots machines spread over two locations. The first, in the departures area, will be open only to air-side passengers, but the second, based in the arrivals area, will be open to all.  

The venue is the second of four satellite casinos that Melco plan to launch on the island, following an agreement with the government of Cyprus, as the same time as the €550m City of Dreams Mediterranean complex is under construction.  

Earlier this month, Melco unveiled C2 Nicosia, which will serve as a stand-in for the City of Dreams, which is based in the west of the city. Further satellite casinos are planned for the cities of Famagusta and Paphos, during 2019.  

Speaking about the latest casino venue, the Property President of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos, Craig Ballantyne, said that the company was delighted to unveil the new addition: 

“Keeping to our schedule, C2 Larnaca has become the newest member of the C2 portfolio. We believe that C2 Larnaca will offer tourists and locals travelling from and to Cyprus a unique entertainment experience.” 

City of Dreams Mediterranean is scheduled to open for business in early 2021, and has been billed as Europe’s largest integrated casino resort, with a gaming area featuring 36 tables and 1,200 gaming machines. The complex will also include a five-star hotel, villas, eleven restaurants and cafeterias, a fitness and sports centre, and an extensive pool area, as well as retail facilities.  

Image sourced from Pixabay.

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