As of June 28th 2018, the first licensed casino in Cyprus, called "Cyprus Casinos" (C2), is the forerunner of the impressive resort ‘City of Dreams Mediterranean’. The temporary casino, which operates 24 hours a day, has the only one entry criterion is that the visitor has reached the age of 21. It is worth mentioning that the interest of visitors is particularly high with 5,000 registered members so far.
It is located on Franklin Roosevelt St. 271 in Limassol Zakaki and covers a total of 4.600 square meters, including 1,300 sq. for games. The temporary C2 casino hosts 33 tables and 242 gaming machines, VIP gaming space, as well as a restaurant and two bars. Simultaneously, Melco's Electronic Games Manager, Dimitris Krystallis said that C2 also includes two private rooms for larger bets.
Krystallis also said that although the chances in favour of the casino, the cash customers can win is even bigger compared to what the casino wins, the casino however is a way of entertainment rather than an opportunity for financial rehabilitation.
Melco's goal is to fight illegal actions
During the first days of its operation, many Cypriots and foreigners entered the casino doors. Melco's main goal is to attract visitors from the European market and the Eastern Mediterranean due to the huge investment that has been made and the fact that City of Dreams Mediterranean will be the largest of its kind in Europe. At the same time, Melco aims together with the state to combat illegal gambling conducted in the occupied areas.
There are two membership cards for temporary casino guests, in white and red colors. The audience can earn points that they can redeem either for free play or for the restaurant. In the future, the loyalty system will be enriched with more benefits to the customer. Before the end of this year, satellite casinos are expected to open in Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos. Moreover, with the start of the new tourist season in the spring of 2019, the casino will also operate in the free area of Famagusta.