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Casino Openings in 2018

The casino industry around the world sees a constant interest in developing new locations and offering a high level of service to its customers and guests. The year of 2018 is going to see the launch of many new gambling locations and integrated resorts ready to provide their gambling patrons with a premium level of games, as well as to guarantee the newest technology is on offer. When it comes to some of the most well-known brands in the casino industry, they are constantly exploring new markets and locations, in order to branch out and introduce new communities to a new gambling experience. Here are some of the most anticipated casino facilities and resorts scheduled to be launched in the following twelve months.

MGM Cotai, January 2018

One of the most recognizable brands in the gambling sector is currently working on two casino locations which are located in two very different in its nature regions. The first one which is expected to be launched at the very beginning of 2018 is the gambling facility in Cotai. The initial plan of the gambling operator was to open during the last quarter of 2017, but that date had to be postponed to the beginning of next year, because of the damages caused by Typhoon Hato. Back in August nature hit Macau and left destruction in its wake. It also affected the building site of the new casino location and this added repair costs to the overall project.

Following the estimation of the damages, the casino operator stated that the new prize for construction will be HK$27 billion, as the land and capitalized interest are not included. The new casino resort will feature 1,390 hotel rooms and 2,870 square meters of meeting venues, as well as a dynamic theater which can welcome up to 2,000 viewers. An impressive LED square is also under construction and it is going to house artworks in its public spaces.

MGM Springfield, September 2018

According to estimations, the second big project of the casino operator is currently in progress in the state of Massachusetts is going to cost as much as $950 million to its developers. Due to the hard work of thousands of people on site, the project remains on schedule to welcome its first guests in September next year. The work process is already focusing on the interior of the building, as well as on the exterior and it was confirmed that the interior framing, sheet-rock, and storm piping are being placed.

Back in August the casino operators also reported that it continues to exceed the set goals for diversity hiring and contracting of people. A minimum of 2,000 construction jobs have been created and once the location opens, it is going to hire at least 3,000 workers, of which some 2,200 will be employed on a full-time equivalent basis with benefits. As much as 35 percent of the employees are going to be residents of Springfield, which is aiming to cover the operator’s initial plan to provide many new workplaces for locals, as well as introduce fresh money to the region through the tourists which are expected to visit the gaming location.

Vikings Casinos Location, November 2018

The new casino will be located on a 3.7-acre plot of land adjacent to Bois du Colombet in Southeastern France and the first stone of the foundation of the facility was symbolically laid by the Mayor of Sanary sur Mer, Ferdinand Bernhard. About twelve months are expected to be necessary for the completing of the project according to the experts. There is also going to be a road interchange construction, which is planned to facilitate the access to the gambling venue. The roadwork will be completed in 2019 once the new casino venue has been launched. An innovative approach is planned by the developers of the gaming facility, Vikings Casinos.

As it was confirmed, the operator is planning to stand out of the gaming field and the rival properties by constructing a venue which is going to blend with the environment. This means that the construction process involves the building of a green roof, wooden terraces and the use of stones for the walls of the facilities in the complex. It will also feature a theater, 1,937-square-foot piano bar, as well as a restaurant area which could accommodate up to 96 people for inside dining and 60 more on the terrace. The second phase of the project will feature a hotel which is estimated to cost about €8.3 million (US$9,660,149).

Resorts World Catskills, March 2018

December 2015 saw the licensing of four new casino venues in Upstate New York and one of them is this gambling facility which was formerly named Montreign. The casino will be located in rural Sullivan County and it is estimated to cost some $1.2 billion to its developers. The spring of next year is expected to welcome the new gaming venue, as the Acting Executive Director Ron Ochrym said that the project is on track to open in the planned month. What is left regarding the construction process is the ancillary decoration on the outside of the casino.

The casino venue itself will span over 100,000 square feet and it will feature more than 100 table games, as many as 2,150 state-of-art slot machines, a poker room for the biggest card games enthusiasts, as well as private gaming salons for the high rollers. There will be a wide variety of more than 10 bar and restaurant options, among which fine dining, an Italian steakhouse. It was recently announced that the casino operator has been looking for 1,400 employees to join the team.

Tiverton Casino, October 2018

The town of Tiverton, Rhode Island is expected to welcome its brand new casino venue which launch date was recently postponed to the early autumn of next year. The original plan for the casino was to welcome its first customers in the summer, but this was recently changed since the construction has seen some unexpected factors. According to the official announcement, the terrain of construction has proven to be challenging for the building of the venue. For the time being, the casino resort is spanning across 51 acres of rocky ledges and wooded wetlands, which will soon be transformed into a welcoming site for entertainment.

During the building process, the management also decided to make the casino venue considerably bigger and it is now going to be 95,000-square-fооt facility. It will feature 32 table games, 1,000 slot machines, various restaurant offerings, as well as a luxury hotel which will have 84 rooms available for booking. The integrated resort which is going to replace the Newport Grand Casino will now cost about $140 million to be fully constructed and launched. The project will provide a new workplace for 600 people in the region as well as a steady growth of revenue when it comes to the local authorities. This is why the developer has arranged five job fairs in the region, aiming to find employees for the future project.

In Conclusion

The year of 2018 is expected to see a lot of development in the casino industry and one of the aspects is going to be the many new casino locations which are currently being constructed. Some of the projects have been in the working for quite some time now and their completion has been long-anticipated. All around the globe major casino operators are working hard on providing the gaming enthusiasts with the latest technology and a premium level of experience when it comes to gambling. The only thing that is left for now is to wait for the launch dates to arrive and rejoice the new luxurious locations ready to welcome their first guests.

 Author: Harrison Young

Harrison Young is an experienced writer, who started his career almost 8 years ago. Prior to joining our team at CasinoGamesPro, he worked as an editor for a small magazine.