The constant demand of new and improved locations when it comes to the casino industry is something to which casino operators are very much used to. Major casino operators are constantly eyeing new potentially successful sites for their next integrated resort, which will be able to further popularize the name of their brand and conquer unexplored markets.
The Emerald Resort and Casino, Lapu-Lapu City, The Philippines
The future integrated resort will be the first of its kind in the Philippines and it will be located on Mactan Island. The whole project is estimated to US$341 million and as expected, it is going to cover a beach-front property of about 12.5 hectares. The current PAGCOR board gave the project green light and the first stage of the resort is scheduled to be constructed by 2020. Udenna Development Corporation is the builder of the new resort which will feature retail malls, grand suites, and even five-story aquariums.
Melco Cyprus Resort
Cyprus is on the verge of immensely improving its casino industry, with the construction of the new integrated resort which Melco is going to finish by 2019. This is going to be the first land-based casino resort in the Republic of Cyprus, as well as Europe’s first integrated resort, and it will feature a luxury main resort in the city of Limassol and four smaller satellites in Nicosia, Famagusta, Larnaca, and Paphos. In the project, there are listed 500 rooms for guests of the hotel, as well as 100 gaming tables, and more than 1,000 gaming machines in the casino.
Jeju Shinhwa World, South Korea
The new integrated resort is going to be located on the Jeju Island and it will be a joint venture of Somerset Jeju Shinhwa and the Four Seasons brand. It will result in an integrated resort which should be ready by 2019 including 240 luxury guest rooms, restaurants, and bars, as well as facilities for hosting big events. Another feature of the future project will be a luxury spa with a tea house theme suiting to the traditional Korean style of the project.
Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia
The $600 million stadium casino resort is developed by The Cordish Cos. And it will include an upscale 220-room boutique hotel, shops, and renown restaurants, as well as a casino venue, live entertainment venues, pool, spa, and a fitness center. The casino in the resort will boast the impressive 2,000 slot machines and 125 table games, available for its customers on 10,000 square feet of space. It Is expected to open for business by 2018.
Mohegan Sun Casino Resort, South Korea
The new project of the tribal casino operator is going to be located in Incheon and the $5 billion resort will feature a hotel complex with 1,350 luxury rooms for its guests, an indoor-outdoor amusement park with a Paramount Studios theme, a 20,000 square-meters casino boasting more than 250 gaming tables and 1,500 slot machines. The integrated resort is expected to welcome its first guests by 2020.