Cyprus Casinos Record High Betting Activity Despite Covid-19 Restrictions

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Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Cyprus casinos reported total bets of $161 million in just one and a half month.

Cyprus Casinos, operated by Melco Cyprus, also announced that this amount only concerns gaming machine handle bets.

In particular, for the second quarter of the year which ended on 30 June 2021, total bets recorded on gaming machines amounted to €137.1 million compared to €48.7 million the same period last year.

The profit margin on gaming machines was 4.9% in Q2 2021 compared to 5.2% in Q2 2020.

Cyprus Casinos currently employs around 700 staff across its four satellite casinos and temporary casino in Limassol, with another 2500 staff to come onboard once the company’s €550 million City of Dreams Mediterranean opens in late 2022.


Melco Unveils Plans to Start a Casino Dealer School in Cyprus

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Melco Resorts & Entertainment has announced its plans to launch a new casino dealer school in Cyprus through its Cyprus subsidiary.

Melco has a 75% majority stakes in City of Dreams Mediterranean developer ICR Cyprus, which through Cyprus Casinos operates a temporary casino in Limassol near the City of Dreams site and satellite casinos in Nicosia, Ayia Napa and Paphos.

The company has already invited applicants for appointment as trainee dealers, gaming machine attendants, surveillance operators, security officers, cashiers, hosts or cleaners.

Emilios Rotsides, said, Vice President, Human Resources at Melco Cyprus, said:

“We consider our colleagues to be our most valued and important asset. We focus on choosing the best talent to serve our customers to provide standards of service that are second to none and are committed to offering world-class quality training and talent nurturing opportunities for professional and personal growth.

“Our global philosophy is ‘we hire on attitude, image and potential and we train on skills’. To this end, Melco focuses on developing colleagues’ skills, building on their competences to enhance performance, delivering value and personal growth while offering competitive remuneration and benefits packages.”


EGT: The first 10 cabinets G 55 C VIP are installed in Les Ambassadeurs Casino

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Les Ambassadeurs Casino in North Cyprus is the first customer that received one of the top products of Euro Games Technology – the model G 55 C VIP from the distinguished General series. The cabinet was awaited by the customer for its refined design; 55-inch curved HD monitor with crystal clear picture and sheer view to the complete gaming information; instant navigation between the menus, the features and the languages; large and convenient keyboard with dynamic touch display for higher usability; built-in USB port for fast charging; high-performing Exciter III platform; and on top of all unmatched comfort during gameplay, secured also with a multimedia chair that includes stereo speakers in the headrest and sound volume control and gameplay buttons in the armrests.

Les Ambassadeurs Casino is a customer of EGT since its opening in 2017. The elegant establishment of over 4000 sq. m with 310 slots and 35 gaming tables has already become one of the most popular venues in Cyprus with its highly professional services from an attentive team, friendly atmosphere and luxurious surrounding. The EGT cabinets that contribute to the success of the casino, are Super Premier 75P-42V St CurvedP-27/32 StP-27/42V Up and the recently added G 55 C VIP, together with another very special “G“ model – 32-32 VIP. They all amount to 94 machines and entertain the players with multigames from the new Power and General series and the famous Collection mixes.

According to the management of Les Ambassadeurs Casino, the gaming audience of North Cyprus is well acquainted with the EGT machines that are occupied most of the day and night because are comfortable and the multigames are interesting, with engaging graphics and diverse themes. This is why a proven concept to attract more clients to the establishment has been at least 35-45% of all its cabinets to be of that brand. Les Ambassadeurs Casino is also the first customer for the latest General slot releases of EGT – the G 50 J1 St and the G 50 J2 St. Twenty machines of both models will soon become the stars in the slot offering of the venue with their state-of-the-art 50-inch displays that have different curves, augmenting significantly the effect of the games and the comfort during play.

For years the operators of North Cyprus have admitted the advantages of EGT slot developments. So far there have been installed over 2,500 machines of the brand that equals to ca. 40% market share. Despite the COVID 19 crisis, North Cyprus remains one of the “hottest” gaming destinations. Only during the last year there were opened 2 new casinos – both greeted their first players with machines of EGT, a practice that is on its way to become a tradition for the domestic operators.

“We are grateful to our customers for recognizing our efforts to keep high standards in the gaming industry with our products,” commented Biserka Draganova, sales manager at EGT for the Balkans. “I am also very pleased that the Premier series, which is the common regional favorite, is now gradually making place to its successor – the General slot line, that is advancing in popularity at a rapid pace. North Cyprus is often the first home of some of the top EGT cabinets after they leave the production lines and I am proud of the fact that this will be also true for several more “G” models.”


Source: Euro Games Technology


Cyprus Casinos Shuts Down Two Casinos Amid Second COVID Wave

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Cyprus Casinos, the Cyprus-based subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, has suspended operations of C2 Limassol and C2 Paphos as a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic grips the island country. They will remain closed until November 30.

The latest suspension comes after Cyprus officials placed the island’s southwest under a strict 19-day lockdown aiming to prevent the non-essential movement of people and slow the spread of the virus.

C2 Nicosia and C2 Ayia Napa will remain open as usual for now.