STA, 13 January 2022 - A casino indirectly owned by the Austrian gaming giant Novomatic is expected to open in the Planet Tuš shopping and entertainment centre in Kranj this year, offering work to around 20 employees, as the local authorities recently approved the project after initially rejecting it last spring.
The 400 m2 casino will be open 24 hours a day, and will feature 105 gaming spots and electronic roulette with eight spots. It will be operated by the company P&P Marketing, which is part of the Admiral Slovenija group, owned by Austria's Novomatic.
The investment will be financed with the funds of the Admiral Slovenija group, which manages nine casinos in Slovenia.
According to P&P Marketing, the location in the eastern outskirts of Kranj is interesting both in terms of the number of residents and tourism in the municipality and in terms of the balance of offering, as there is one casino in the city centre.
The new casino, which is scheduled to open in June, is expected to employ about 20 staff and a few students, who, according to the investors, will ensure responsible gambling by observing and offering advice.
P&P Marketing noted that the new facility would not be in the immediate vicinity of residential areas, educational institutions or healthcare and religious institutions.
The municipality of Kranj has estimated that it will receive EUR 130,000 in concession fees from the new casino this year, more than EUR 300,000 next year and, after that, around EUR 350,000 on an annual basis.