Europe gets its own Vegas! Giant casino complex the size of 750 football pitches to be built in suburbs of Madrid. The £19billion resort will include 12 hotels, six casinos and three golf courses. Behind the operation is billionaire owner of the Venetian in Las Vegas. The gigantic complex will be completed within the next 18 years and create 260.000 new jobs.
The group reacted to yesterday’s announcement by saying Las Vegas Sands wanted to create an ‘island’ for gambling and will count on specially granted tax breaks and the relaxation of laws regulating smoking bans.
Critics have said the project will promote unwanted activities such as prostitution and will only create ‘low level’ jobs such as posts for card dealers, waiters and chamber maids.
I say: Bring it on!