Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Building work has started at Resorts World Birmingham after Genting UK received ‘a significant funding package’ from The Royal Bank of Scotland.
The new leisure resort and super casino at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) will create nearly 1,000 permanent jobs once it is completed in 2015.“The bank developed a bespoke package to assist with our project and has been instrumental in helping this project become a reality,” said Richard Salmond from Genting UK. “We’re confident that this project for Birmingham will boost the local economy and become a core asset for the company in the UK.”Genting stated that the money was made available via the government’s Funding For Lending Scheme in partnership with The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Corporate and Institutional Banking division.In addition to a casino, the Vegas-style complex will also feature a luxury hotel, cinema, retail factory outlet as well as bars and restaurants. Genting is the UK's largest casino operator with over 40 properties located across the UK and including its flagship Crockford’s venue in London.Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
The sixth annual edition of Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath tournament series may have begun last week but players are being advised that there is still time to qualify for seats into its prestigious £120 buy-in main event.
Land-based and online gaming products innovator Scientific Games Corporation is set to run its second annual Shuffle Master Classic event next month offering one lucky poker player the chance to walk away with $100,000 in cash.
Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
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