Bad news for the American casino giant Caesars Entertainment, the application of this gambling giant for a hotel casino resort project in Barcelona is reportedly rejected by the Spanish authorities, a statement published earlier this month suggested. Speaking of the lucky applicants for this mammoth project, their names were unveiled on August 6 in a press release published by “Generalitat of Catalonia”: local casino operator Peralada (owner of Gran Casino Barcelona), Asian gambling giant Melco Crown (widely known for the Macao-based casino complex "City of Dreams"), and Hard Rock, the famed American restaurant chain and casino operator.
All of them are entitled to invest at least € 300 million in building the said facility which will include hotel, trading zone and entertainment venue. As a reminder, this resort called “Barcelona World” will emerge six gaming facilities by the end of the year 2016. This casino games facility will be built 100 kilometers away from Tarragona, in the south part of the Catalonia capital.