The renowned casino operator, Hard Rock International (HRI), is set to commence the construction of a mega-casino hotel near Barcelona, Spain. This is after the casino giants were left as the only bidders for a Catalan casino license. Spain is a top tourist destination, and among the attractions that have not been exploited are casinos, and gaming in general. The casino license was by far the only thing that had made most casino operators shy away from investing in Catalunya.
The bidding wasn’t an easy task, because HRI was not the only operator eyeing the Catalan casino license. But in the end, it was good news for HRI, as Melco International Development, their biggest competitor bowed out for unknown reasons. The only other worthy opponent was Malaysian casino operator Genting, which was disqualified for unknown reasons, as well. So far, HRI has given us only a hint of what the new establishment will look like.
The new resort casino will be called ‘Hard Rock Entertainment World.’ The entire venture is expected to cost around two billion euros and will house a restaurant, and a casino. The restaurant will serve a range of dishes and wines, but Spanish cuisine will dominate the menu. Accommodation will also be available, as this will be a 500-room family hotel.
When it comes to gaming options, there will be plenty in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tarragona; the establishment’s gaming and casino section. It is expected to offer over 1,200 gaming machines. If you are only used to online casinos such as Spin Palace online casino, or Caesar’s Casino, this will provide a great chance to play live. There will also be over 100 gaming tables.
Even though the first phase which will house the casino has not yet started, plans are underway to commence construction of Hard Rock Entertainment World, which, upon completion will be among the largest casinos in Europe.