Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and Greek construction company GEK TERNA have won the bid to develop a casino resort within the former Hellinikon International Airport in Athens.
The Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) awarded the casino-operating licence to Mohegan consortium ahead of the bid from another tribal gaming organisation, Hard Rock International.
The proposed resort which will be known as INSPIRE Athens will feature a luxury hotel, several entertainment venues, a convention centre, shops, restaurants and a casino. It is estimated that the gaming space will require 120 table games and 1200 table slot machines.
“We understood that INSPIRE Athens was meant to symbolise more than an integrated resort. It is our hope that INSPIRE Athens would be the catalyst that sparks the entire development of the Hellenikon area into the coveted Athenian Riviera, forever redefining the modern identity of Greece,” Mohegan Gaming CEO Mario Kontomerkos said.