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Ayia Napa New Casino to Boost Tourism

A new casino has opened in the Cyprus party town of Ayia Napa and is expected to further boost tourism in the popular destination.

The new C2 Ayia Napa is the third licensed satellite casino to open its doors in Cyprus following Nicosia and Larnaca last year plus the original Limassol temporary casino.

The new casino opened its doors on 15 July, marking a new era for the Municipality’s tourism sector. Located in the heart of Ayia Napa’s bustling tourist area the casino features 50 state-of-the art Slot Machines.

The casino seeks to enhance the overall visitor experience while enriching Ayia Napa’s tourism product, offering enhanced rental opportunities for overseas property investors in the area.

The official opening event was attended by prominent personalities including members of Ayia Napa’s Municipality Council, representatives of the Cyprus Hotel Association, and the Tourist Trade Industrial Company of Famagusta.

Mayor of Ayia Napa, Yiannis Karousos, said at the opening: ‘We are particularly happy that Melco has chosen our municipality to operate its satellite casino in the district of Famagusta. I am confident that the new facilities we have inaugurated, in combination with Melco’s expertise and professionalism will contribute in enhancing Ayia Napa’s tourism product.’

He continued: ‘We look forward to a constructive cooperation that will create multiple benefits for the local economy and community.’

The mayor went on to say that he expected the casino to contribute in establishing Ayia Napa as a year-round destination.

Property President of Cyprus Casinos ‘C2’, Craig Ballantyne, said: ‘Ayia Napa certainly has a lot to offer and has always been a popular destination, both for Cyprus residents and tourists.

‘Given the casino’s ideal location, the prospects opening up are promising. Coming close on the heels of C2’s 1st anniversary celebration last June and welcoming its one-millionth visitor, we remain committed to providing top-quality service, according to Melco’s international standards.’

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