This week it was revealed that Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has been awarded the contract for developing a casino resort at the former Hellinikon International Airport in Athens, Greece.
The company was chosen over Hard Rock International to design the casino, and will put together a casino, luxury hotel, a convention center, shopping and dining facilities, and entertainment centers. The property will be built by GEK TERNA, and will take several years to be completed. The airport property has been vacant for almost 20 years, and although a casino property has been planned for sometime, the award process has been delayed multiple times.
Commenting on the deal Mohegan Gaming's Mario Kontomerkos said, "It is our hope that INSPIRE Athens would be the catalyst that sparks the entire development of the Hellinikon area into the coveted Athenian Riviera, forever redefining the modern identity of Greece."