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FIRST LICENSED CASINO. Construction of the first licensed casino in Jamaica is scheduled to begin in a few months, reports (March 14, 2014). Celebration Jamaica Development Ltd, one of the companies which applied for the first set of casino licenses, is looking at starting construction as early as summer once government gives approva:

Company founder Robert Trotta, said the project will be completed in three years once approval is granted. "We have a full brand new convention centre, right here in the middle of Rose Hall, we are ten minutes from the airport, there is no better place in the Caribbean to put a casino development today than Montego Bay, Jamaica." He said the casino hotel, with 2,000 rooms, will be constructed in Rose Hall in the western parish of St James;

Celebration Jamaica Hotel & Resort is seeking to secure an exclusive casino license for St James for its Las Vegas-style entertainment complex. It hopes to get a temporary casino license during the construction phase to train prospective employees. Trotta said the complex will consist of 1,000 rooms, full service casinos, an entertainment complex, restaurants and bars. In 2010 the casino bill was signed into law paving the way to legalize casinos in the tourist capital of Montego Bay and the northern parish of Trelawny.
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Title Annotation:JAMAICA
Publication:Caribbean Update
Date:Apr 1, 2014
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