Mayor of Paphos did not allow to rent a building under a casino in the harbor of Kato Paphos

19 October 2018

Paphos Mayor Fedonos Fedonas did not approve an application from the Consortium Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus Ltd (ICR Cyprus) to rent a building in Kato Paphos. The operator will have to look for another place for casino.

According to media reports, the reason for the refusal lies in the fact that the site for which ICR Cyprus claimed was previously reserved by the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus for excavations. In addition, Fedonas said that Kato Paphos is very popular with Cypriots and city guests, so the municipality is trying to reduce traffic to the harbor. The appearance of a gambling facility would only increase the load on one of the most significant historical monuments of Cyprus.

In response, ICR Cyprus reported that the consortium would close the housing issue before Christmas. Fortunately, a company representative said that in other regions of the country, preparations for the opening of casino are going well. Thus, it is expected that the work of gambling establishments in Larnaca and Nicosia will begin within a month and a half. In Ayia Napa, the construction of a special casino building continues, and its work will begin next year. Since June 2018, a temporary casino has been commissioned in Limassol, and the main resort will start operating in 2021.

Earlier the Azure Gaming America announced that the National Commission of Cyprus on gaming and casino supervision provided it with a certificate allowing to make deliveries and conduct activities related to gaming machines in the territory of the Cyprus casino resort and its branches.

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