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Hamilton Princess casino plans detailed

The proposed casino at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club will feature 17 gaming tables and 200 slot machines, according to international casino entertainment company Century Casinos.

An automated roulette machine will be on the main floor of the development, with a total of about 12,000 square feet of gaming space also including a “high limit area” and private room.

The details were outlined in a press release announcing that Century Casinos had submitted a licence application for the casino jointly with hotel owner Hamilton Properties Limited.

“The casino with approximately 12,000 square feet of gaming space will feature 17 gaming tables, 200 slot machines and an automated roulette machine on its main casino floor, high limit area and salon privé,” it said.

The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission announced last month that the Hamilton Princess made an application to become the island’s first integrated casino resort and that the hotel will make its presentation to the commission in a public meeting in September.

The release from Century Casinos added that it had entered a long-term management agreement with Hamilton Properties Limited through its Austrian subsidiary Century Casinos Europe GmBH.

“Pursuant to the management agreement, CCE assisted with the licence application and would manage the operations of the casino, should a licence be awarded.

“In addition, CCE would also provide loan funding in the amount of $5 million for casino equipment.”

The Hamilton Princess was named a “designated site” last year, making it eligible to apply for a casino licence.

And earlier this year, legislators approved the casino licensing application process, with the first window for applications opening in April.

“The next step will be a hearing of the application on September 22. This second stage may end with the award of a provisional casino licence by the commission,” the press release added.

“The third stage of the application process will be the suitability stage.

“Only at the conclusion of this final stage will a casino licence be granted, permitting the offering of gaming to the public, subject to the final approval of the commission to open and operate the casino.”