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Finnish regulator announced new casino

Tampere has been selected by the regulator as the home for the newest Scandinavian casino.

Finland.- SRV Group, residential and business developer, announced that its planned Central Deck And Arena project for the Finnish city Tampere has been selected by the national regulator Raha-Automaattiyhdistys (RAY).

The US$549 million project was first introduced in February, and it’s set to connect the eastern and western parts of Tampere through a hybrid block containing Finland’s largest events arena alongside more than 1000 apartments.

Timo Nieminen, Executive Vice-President for Espoo-based SRV Group, said: “This is great news for SRV Group and we are delighted that RAY selected our multifunctional arena as the location for its new gaming and events centre. We will be proud to continue promoting this unique project, which if realised means that Tampere will have a completely new district with good transport connections.”

Construction is expected to begin in the first months of 2017, with the first phase completed by June 2020 followed by the whole development in 2023. More than 1.5 million square feet are additionally set to build an hotel, restaurants and other recreational premises.