CASINO operator Melco announced on Thursday the location of its two new satellite establishments in Ayia Napa and Paphos, which will be up and running by the end of the year.
The Ayia Napa casino will be located on Archbishop Makarios Avenue, next to Faros Hotel, in the heart of the popular holiday resort, and is expected to open its doors this summer.
The Paphos venue will be located in Yeroskipou, on the main coastal road, and will be ready by the end of the year.
The company has so far opened three casinos, a temporary one in Limassol, which will be the home of the flagship casino resort, City of Dreams, expected to be completed late in 2021, and two satellite venues in Nicosia and Larnaca.
The Property President of City of Dreams Mediterranean and C2, Craig Ballantyne, noted that the chosen locations are ideal for the project’s scope, as they will be in the heart of the cities’ tourist areas.
“Both C2 and City of Dreams Mediterranean aim to help establish Cyprus as a year-round destination and contribute to the growth of the tourism market as well as sustainable economic growth. We are excited to be expanding the entertainment offerings in these two vibrant cities,” Ballantyne said.
The Paphos venue, at the end of Aphrodite Avenue, will be built on a 2600m² plot with the building taking up nearly 550m².
Both satellite casinos will feature approximately 50 state-of-the-art slot machines as stipulated in the relevant legislation