Monday, March 5, 2012
"Eurovegas" gambles on over-coming local protest
Catalan President Artur Mas has said it will make this country “a leader of tourism in Europe” but the so-called Eurovegas casino project is meeting with plenty of objection from residents in the Viladecans and Gavà area around Barcelona’s El Prat airport.
In fact, the governments of both Madrid and here in Catalunya are competing for the patronage of North American business magnate Sheldon Adelson who has schemes for a 12 hotel, 36,000 bed site complete with 6 megacasinos and 3 golf courses.
Free land and exemptions from legal restrictions are said to be part of the deals being offered to Mr Adelson.
Protected birds and fauna in the coastal marshland area next to the aurport are believed to be under threat and an on-line petion against this and the other disadvantages of the proposals is being launched.