The casino project in Hellinikon will be ready within 36 months after building licenses are issued, Mario Kontomerkos, CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment announced on Wednesday.
Addressing a Prodexpo conference in Athens, Kontomerkos noted that the “Inspire Athens” plan has been drawn to yield profits, not only to Mohegan, but to Greece as well, both in the short term and the long term.
The investment, he pointed out, leads to 7,000 jobs and cooperation with many Greek companies in the fields of banks, construction and law.
Kontomerkos estimates that international tourism in Attica will rise by 10% after the beginning of operations of the casino project.
"Inspire Athens", will be a 24/7 destination, the like of which does not yet exist in Europe. It will incorporate a luxury hotel, entertainment venues, convention centre, shopping, restaurants, bars, casino and a comprehensive mix of premium amenities.