Paris Rejects ‘Vegas-style’ Casino For ‘London-style’ Gambling Clubs

Paris Rejects ‘Vegas-style’ Casino For ‘London-style’ Gambling Clubs

Paris will need to be reclassified being a tourist resort if casinos are to replace the notoriously corrupt cercles de jeux.

The French government has had it with the traditional cercles de jeux but Vegas is not the Parisian mayor’s ‘cup of tea,’ apparently.

That means Paris probably will reject the idea of a large Vegas-style casino in benefit of tiny and select London-style gambling clubs, like Crockfords or the Ritz Club.

The government is looking to relax a 1907 legislation that banned casinos from operating within 100 kilometers (62 kilometers) of Paris, and is reported to be keen on the concept of the large-scale casino and the funds it might bring.

A report presented week that is last Ile de France prefect Jean-Pierre Duport concluded that the Vegas-style location could garner around €46million ($52 million) in fees per year.

The deciding vote, however, lies with Socialist town mayor Anne Hildag, whom reported this week that such establishments are not her proverbial steaming hot beverage, an idiom, by the way, that apparently translates sentence after sentence and has the figurative meaning that is same.

Which all means it is likely Paris will seek out the traditional London model, of heavily managed and very exclusive membership clubs, in order to replace the distressed cercles de jeux. The new clubs, which would provide table games but no slot machines, could be up and running as early as Continue reading