Uruguay Casinos On Pace For Another Record Year

We’re only eleven days away from the beginning of the 2012-2013 season, according to a new story in Argentinas’ El Diaro del Juego. Summer season? No, Casino Season. Uruguay actually has a “Casino Season,” and the 2012-2013 kickoff event will be a lavish affair next Friday at the historic Argentino Hotel in the coastal town of Piriapolis. And according to …

Montevideo Ranks #1 For Quality of Life in South America

Mercer has released the results of their annual Quality of Living survey, and both Montevideo and Buenos Aires find themselves in a familiar place…at the top. The Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings survey 221 global cities using New York as the base city for comparisons. Factors such as internal stability, law enforcement effectiveness, crime levels, medical facilities, infrastructure, public …

Sofitel Casino Carrasco Opening Postponed Until March 2013

It’s one of the most highly anticipated hotel grand openings in South America, and the anticipation will only grow now that it is being postponed for a fifth time. March, July, September, November and December 15 were the five most recent grand opening dates given for the new Sofitel Casino Carrasco, and the Sofitel website still hypes a Grand Opening …

Chile’s Enjoy Acquires 45% Stake In Conrad Punta del Este

Casinos are big business in Uruguay, and the cash flow in the country’s most lucrative casino proved to be irresistible for one of Chile’s largest gaming companies. Santiago-based Enjoy will pay US$139.52 million to acquire a 45% ownership stake in the Conrad Punta del Este and assume control of the five-star casino currently run by Caesars Entertainment. The agreement gives …

Hilton Announces New Buenos Aires Hotel & Residences

Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement this week for a new US$44-million Hilton Hotel & Residences to be built in the Buenos Aires Province town of Pilar. The new hotel will be located in the heart of the Pilar Golf Club, a 432-acre master-planned community and 27-hole golf club on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. The new Hilton Pilar Hotel …