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September 24, 2021

With the aim to increase the number of visitors and the number of jobs

Spain: Benidorm wants to change the law to have casinos in local hotels

(Spain).- Agustín Navarro, Mayor of Benidorm, a dazzling holiday resort located in the North of the Province of Alicante, belonging to the Valencian Community, said last Friday that the Council of City will ask the Gambling Commission for necessary changes in the gaming law to run casinos in the local hotels.

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he similar request was made by the hotel business association HOSBEC sometime ago but this one goes further asking for special arrangements to Benidorm, which guarantees the exclusivity of this kind of license in the region of Valencia.

The mayor said that Benidorm must be different because "it gives much more than other municipalities to both GDP Valencian and national." The council of the city promises to simplify administrative procedures required for gaming licenses " to "compete on equal terms with other destinations out of Spain that already have this possibility. "

The introduction of this type of tourism in Benidorm will complete but not change the current tourism and will be reflected in a significant increase of visitors and an important job growth according to mayor’s statement.

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