A new competitor in the European poker scene is taking the stage, Mediterranean City of Dreams, which recently opened on the Isle of Cyprus.
The resort includes a 14-story, 500-room pyramid-shaped hotel and also features a 7,500-square-foot casino with 100 gaming tables and 1,000 slot machines.
The Asian operator who built the resort, which is no stranger to the poker industry, also boasts a family park and sports area, conference facilities, an amphitheater, eight restaurants and the largest pool area on the island. Melco has a good relationship with operators such as Pokerstars, which has partnered with the brand to bring its poker room programming to life at the City of Dreams . Wake up Macau and Manila.
Mediterranean City of Dreams will also feature a poker room, further enhancing the northern Mediterranean country with the Merit Casino and visits to key tracks such as the Triton Series or EPT.
The new resort is on the other side of the compass, to the south, a stone’s throw from the city of Limassol. It is expected to attract poker fans from countries such as Israel, Lebanon, Italy, Tunisia or Russia, which are the most common countries on the island to host poker festivals throughout the year.
Given Melco’s links with Macau industry and Southeast Asia, Cyprus will therefore become a major destination for European and even global industry in the coming years.