The 13 Casino sets opening date

The 13 Hotel will be installed on the Cotai-Coloane border. Credits: sharesinv.com
The 13 Hotel will be installed on the Cotai-Coloane border. Credits: sharesinv.com

Authorities revealed that The 13 Casino will open its doors in Macau on July 31st.

Macau.- After South Shore Holdings Ltd. (formerly known as 13 Holdings Ltd) announced another delay to the opening of its 13 Casino in Macau, authorities revealed this week that the inauguration would be set by July 31. The company said they needed “added time” to finish some work in the hotel.

The operators of the new casino in the Asian casino capital confirmed the date to local media this week. Originally, the casino was expected to open its doors in April this year. However, the project was first delayed to June 30th and has now been delayed even further due to some construction problems in the hotel, detected by Macau authorities, as the company revealed yesterday in a filing to Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Not only has the project had financial setbacks, but it also saw founder Stephen Hung walk away earlier this year, resigning all his positions and selling his related holdings. This added up to uncertainty around the casino licence being awarded by Macau authorities.

The casino is expected to house 66 gaming tables with minimum bets set at a comparatively high level and around 50 high-limit slot machines. However, it’s yet to be seen if the development will get what it needs to finally be completed and open.

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