Ayia Napa Opens Its First Casino

There are a plethora of games on offer including casino favorites such as blackjack, American roulette and stud poker.

After the successful opening of the C2 Ayia Napa Casino earlier in the month, Ayia Napa Mayor, Yiannos Karousos officially inaugurated the new facilities, with the casino opening its doors on July 15th. The grand opening marked a new era for Ayia Napa’s tourism sector, as it is introduced as the vacation resort’s first casino.

As many will already be aware, Ayia Napa is a particularly popular destination for holiday-goers. However, Mayor Yiannos Karousos recently vowed to change the image of the resort earlier in the year, and the opening of a casino looks like the first bid to turn Ayia Napa into a year-round destination. But just what does the casino offer and how will it benefit the holiday resort as a whole?

 

Inside the Casino Walls

With more than 255 state-of-the-art slot machines and 33 gaming tables, the C2 Ayia Napa is certainly an impressive casino. The building itself is grand, modern and easy to navigate, which helps if you like to switch back and forth between rounds of roulette.

There are a plethora of games on offer including casino favorites such as blackjack, American roulette and stud poker. In addition to this, the casino also offers some of the more specialized card games like Russian poker and mini punto banco – those wanting to brush up on their skills can get this bonus from Bonus.ca, and take advantage of the extensive gaming library which caters for all types of players, so you could even practice your card skills before visiting the new C2.

What Will the Casino Bring to the Area?

C2 Ayia Napa is located within the Famagusta district and already employs over 40 members of staff from the local area. Property President of Cyprus Casinos C2, Craig Ballantyne has reaffirmed that the company will continue to provide career opportunities to Cypriot citizens. For those who are unfamiliar with the area, it will probably come as a bit of a shock that it’s taken Ayia Napa so long to get onto the casino bandwagon.

However, the opening of a casino could well be the last piece of the puzzle in turning the resort into an all-around entertainment center, and will undoubtedly attract new customers into the resort, as well as appeasing regular visitors to the area.

The First of Many?

There’s no doubt that Ayia Napa has the potential to become one of the premier casino destinations in Europe. If the C2 casino turns out to be a success (and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t) then this will undoubtedly pave the way for more exciting projects to be built within the resort. Ultimately, the casino industry and Ayia Napa’s vacation reputation are a match made in heaven. Undoubtedly, this could well be the beginning of a very successful relationship between the two.