Mohegan Ready To Break Ground On Athens Casino Project

  • by XpatAthens
  • Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Mohegan Ready To Break Ground On Athens Casino Project
The Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment of Connecticut, has acquired a 30-year license to operate a casino at a massive new real estate development project unfolding on the grounds of the former Hellinikon International Airport in Athens. The casino will be part of The Hellinikon Project, an €8 billion development on the Athens Riviera that includes a marina, parks, recreational areas, condos, and sports facilities.
"We have already done a detailed job to ensure that we start as soon as possible," said MGE's CEO, Mario Kontomerkos, at an economic forum in mid-June. Kontomerkos, stated that MGE aims to create the premier entertainment destination in southern Europe.
Greek Development and Investment Minister, Adonis Georgiadis, said that the initial phase of The Hellinikon Project will begin in July and includes site preparation such as clearing the area and demolishing some 900 buildings and structures. Along with the casino resort, The Hellinikon Project will include luxury homes and condos, a marina, a shopping district, office space, a public park the size of Central Park, and a nearly mile-long beach.

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