The new ‘Casino of Mallorca’ in Porto Pi, after an investment of almost €9m, opened yesterday (October 3) with an inaugural cocktail-dinner party.
One of the attendees had the honour of throwing the first ball in the roulette and Balearic Govern President Jose Ramon Bauza was one of the lucky guests.
The President of the Mallorca Casino, Miguel Ortiz, said: “We are not speculators, we are here to stay and plan to invest and create employment on the island.”
Ortiz is the head of a group of international gaming companies with a strong presence in Asia where casinos are highly popular.
Customers can choose to play one of the 70 prize machines or one of the five roulette tables, five-card tables, three texas poker tables and a game of dice.
The new 3,000 square metre casino also boasts a restaurant, a ballroom that can hold 200 people and a bar.
Opening hours will be from 4pm to 5am and there is a permanent parking service in the Porto Pi complex.