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September 24, 2020

Amid effort to revive Caribbean island's tourism

St. Lucia to open its first casino in January

(St Lucia).- The tourism minister for St. Lucia says the Caribbean island's first casino will open for business in January. Allen Chastanet says it will be operated by Treasury Bay of Biloxi, Mississippi.

H

e said Friday that the casino will have 350 slot machines and 14 gaming tables. It will be inside a new mall at Gros Islet on the northern end of the island.

The casino is one of several projects the government has pursued seeking to revive its tourism industry. The business has been rebounding from the global recession, showing a 16 % increase in visitor arrivals this year.

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