MGM Cotai in Macau has confirmed its opening date for next week.
Macau.- The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has finally approved MGM Resort’s project in Cotai, allowing the inauguration of new casino in the Asian gaming hub. MGM has delayed the opening date of its new gaming salon, although they only obtained the operating permission this week.
“MGTO received the opinions from relevant technical departments on February 6 and has approved the licence application [for MGM Cotai],” revealed MGTO to GGRAsia yesterday. “The final inspection to the hotel and establishments inside the property will be carried out upon receiving the inspection request from the applicant [the property promoter]. The hotel licence will be issued if they pass the final inspection.”
MGM Cotai will begin its operations next February 13. MGM has already invested US$3.46 billion in its Asian venue, where over 900 new slots machines will be operating. In an MGM filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange, the company said it was waiting for the approval of licenses to open the casino and hotel complex.
MGM China delayed the opening due to Typhoon Hato that hit Macau during the last week of August and destroyed multiple parts of the city. Moreover, after the storm, the casino experienced a fire that left one of the workers in hospital. Following these two events, the facility was forced to close its doors for around a month.