Confident that it will be given a favourable response, the Sleepin Hotel will submit a new license to operate a casino at its new location on Church Street in Georgetown.
Managing Director of the Sleepin Hotel company, Clifton Bacchus, told journalists on Wednesday that the new application should be submitted to the Gaming Authority by this Friday.
The hotel’s previous application did not find immediate favour with the Gaming Authority and several other pieces of information and accounts record have been requested.
Mr. Bacchus said he is currently putting together all of the requested information for submission. But he said he is so confident of being granted a license, the hotel has decided to forge ahead with its plans.
All of the casino equipment are in place and over 300 persons have been hired and are being trained to work in the casino and the hotel.
Bacchus said the investment for the hotel and casino stands at US$20 Million and that includes mortgages as well as local, foreign and his own personal investment.
The hotel has already started operation though it is still to be completed. Over 40 rooms are already available and have been accommodating guests since last May.
Another 120 rooms including a Presidential suite, are to be completed within the coming weeks. He is pushing for a May, 2017 opening.
The Managing Director said the hotel and casino will be offering the best of Guyanese hospitality in a safe and comfortable environment. He said security is a major issue that has been given lots of attention.
The laws of Guyana prohibits locals from accessing casinos unless they are guests of the hotels where the casinos are located.
Currently, the only other Casino in Guyana is located at the Princess Hotel.
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