Uruguay Casinos On Pace For Another Record Year

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, aruba, hotels & casinos, real estate, uruguay

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 …

Sofitel Casino Carrasco Opening Postponed Until March 2013

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism, uruguay

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 …

Uruguay Opens Casino College to Support Gaming Growth

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

From Argentines to Brazilians to North Americans, casinos have always been a major attraction for gaming-minded visitors to Uruguay. Now with some Punta del Este casinos doing more business than their Vegas counterparts and a high-profile Montevideo casino on the verge of opening this year, Uruguay is taking a novel approach to finding and grooming future croupiers. The Casino College recently …

Arena Maipu: New Casino Resort Complex Opens in Mendoza

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism

Of the many regional business trends we cover weekly, a new mega-project in Mendoza embodies three of “los grandes” : hotel investment opportunities in Argentina and Uruguay, the strength of the gaming sector in the Southern Cone and the untapped opportunities in the interior. So when the Arena Maipu Resort Complex opens its doors this weekend in Mendoza, MDZol.com’s Federico Manrique …

New Casino Comes To Uruguay/Brazil Border In Rivera

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Anytime we raise the issue of Uruguay casinos, it usually has something to do with the glitz and glamour of Punta del Este. Sure, coastal casinos like the Conrad are high-profile moneymakers, but what about the rest of Uruguay? Not unlike the trend we are seeing with real estate developers and franchise owners in Argentina, the smart money in Uruguay …