The Long-Awaited Trump Panama Casino Is A Go
As if Trump Panama didn't already have enough going on (the one-year-old hotel has quickly become a top destination in Panama City, and there are reports its success has inspired other Trump properties throughout Latin America), it's been revealed that the 364-room hotel is finally set to add a long-awaited 75,000 sq ft casino to the mezzanine level.
A private gaming room will also be built on the 66th floor, with 65th floor suites reserved for high-rollers.
Technically, we've known about the casino as long as we've known about the hotel itself, but back in 2011, it was made pretty clear that the latter would open first. Now, a year later, things are moving right along, and a press release is offering a mid-2014 opening date for the casino. Which ought to give you plenty of time to save those slote machine pennies and nickels.
That is, unless the Mayan apocalypse wipes us out first.
The Trump Panama casino will include 32 gaming tables, 600 slot machines, a fine dining restaurant and lounge. We remember the incredible views of the Pacific when we visited the hotel last year, and we can only imagine how much fun it will be to take a break from slot machining, cocktail in hand, to hang by the infinity pool and stare out at the ocean.
Sun International, the gaming company that will run the casino, is excited too. In a statement, they said:
"Given Trump Panama's icon status, great location and superb brand standards that match our own, we are very confident that upon opening, the casino will attract hundreds of local and foreign visitors annually."
They better hope so! The company reportedly bought the rights to operate the casino for $45.5 milion, and will spend an additional $60 million to get the spaces up and running.