With billions of dollars, the American casino chain “Win Resorts” is building a gaming resort in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah
The American casino chain Wynn Resorts has announced that it will build a gaming resort in the United Arab Emirates, a Muslim-majority country where gambling is prohibited, Bloomberg News reported.
Bloomberg noted that it is unclear if the word games refers to gambling.
The announcement of this step comes months after rumors spread about allowing gambling clubs in the UAE, whose laws in force prohibit this practice prohibited by Islam.
For its part, the Associated Press said that the announcement of the agreement to build the resort comes after months of rumors circulating about allowing casinos in the UAE.
On Tuesday, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority announced the formation of a “new administration that will organize the affairs of integrated resorts in the emirate, so that its scope of work includes the hotel sector and its operations, including conference hosting venues, entertainment facilities, restaurants and cafes, health resorts, and retail stores.” retail, and recreational facilities.
The authority said that the department will work “in accordance with the best practices and international standards used in organizing recreational games within integrated resorts, taking into account the social, cultural and environmental dimensions of the emirate in all relevant procedures, which include issuing licenses, taxes, operational processes and consumer rights.”
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the American gambling chain Wynn Resorts, headquartered in Las Vegas, and the Emirati company, Marjan, to develop real estate, stated that a “integrated mixed-use resort” would be developed, including an “entertainment area” on Al Marjan Island in the emirate. Ras Al Khaimah.
The resort in Ras Al Khaimah will include more than a thousand hotel rooms and facilities equipped with the latest technologies to host meetings and conferences, a spa, an entertainment area, and more, and is scheduled to be completed in 2026.
It is noteworthy that the chain of hotels “Caesars Palace” (Caesars Palace) is already operating a huge resort in Dubai.
For years, the UAE denied reports of its intention to lift the ban imposed in the entire Arab Gulf region on gambling, according to Agence France-Presse.
The agency pointed out that the UAE allowed unmarried people to stay together, eased controls on the purchase and consumption of alcohol, began granting long-term residence visas, and allowed full foreign ownership of companies.