JOCS SA claims to have everything ready to get the construction work for its new casino in Andorra going and open before 2021.
Andorra.- In a recent comment, JOCS SA defended its involvement in the development of the new casino in Andorra. The company won the licence to operate the venue and awaits the green light to get to work.
“JOCS SA (…) has answered all requirements from CRAJ, the local regulator,” they claim. “The company has everything in line with regulations and trusts to receive the licence definitively.”
“Alongside the answers brought to each requirement – and considering everything’s in place – JOCS SA hasn’t stopped working. The company has continued developing the necessary work prior to executing the project over the next two years, which is the determined period of time to fulfil after the licence gets granted.”
“Each technical team advocated to the project has kept working and preparing engineering and construction work for the casino building,” the statement says. Furthermore, they claim to have worked on “security, technology, gaming, dining, shows, congresses, promotion & marketing,” among other aspects.
The legal challenges
The bidding process for a casino in Andorra la Vella has lit a huge controversy after regional company Jocs SA won the licence. On the losing side, several companies protested but four of them have just confirmed a lawsuit against the Principality of Andorra over the adjudication.
Casinos Austria, Genting Group, Partouche France and Grupo CIRSA have confirmed they’ve already announced a combined lawsuit against the government as they assure they have identified multiple requirements for the process that Jocs couldn’t fulfil as a winning party.
The group had already challenged the decision to award the lone gaming licence to Jocs SA and urged Andorra’s executive and Gaming Control Board (CRAJ) to reverse the decision as they referred to a number of ‘grave tender process indiscretions’ favouring the winner.