Conrad Punta del Este Gambles On Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

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The best known casino in the Southern Cone is embarking on a US$20 million renovation in hopes of luring more high rollers from other corners of South America now that the economy is slowing, inflation is rising and the real is weakening in Brazil. Chile’s Enjoy acquired a 45% stake in the Conrad Resort & Casino Punta del Este late …

New Salto Hotel & Casino Adds To Uruguay Gaming Sector

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From Montevideo to Rivera to Atlantida, 2012 has been the Year of the Casino in Uruguay considering the number of new projects announced, under construction or opening their doors. Now add Salto to the list of Uruguay cities cutting the ribbon on a new casino. Opening next Friday, the Salto Hotel & Casino is a 6-story, 57-room hotel in the …

Uruguay Opens Casino College to Support Gaming Growth

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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 …