The Philippines’ $1.3 billion Belle Grande Manila Bay casino and entertainment complicated is expected to open in the middle of next year, a enterprise official stated.
Willy Ocier, vice chairman of SM Investments leisure firm Belle Corp., mentioned the facility could be operating by “probably June or July, mid-2014,” the Philippine Star reported.
“It will not be just a casino but a complete lot of entertainment, all in assistance of the tourism business inside the Philippines,” Ocier mentioned.
The complicated, inside the 120-acre Entertainment City in Manila Bay, will reportedly have 920 hotel rooms.
SM Investments may be the Philippines’ largest purchasing mall developer and operator. It has 46 malls nationwide.
The casino-entertainment complicated is a partnership with Macau casino giant Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.
The Star stated the government is establishing the Entertainment City to compete with other main gaming hubs.
Melco will operate the Belle Grande.
“We are catering towards the middle-income foreigners in the region. Our thrust will be to get additional vacationers in the Philippines,” Ocier said.