Travel & Outdoors
|Playboy to Open Casino in Mexico|
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December 05, 2010
Mexico City - Playboy said its 7.5 million dollar casino in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun would open this weekend.
The casion, which covers 1,200 sq. meters will be inaugurated Saturday with a private party and open to the public the next day.
The casino will offer gaming tables and machines to play roulette, poker, Caribbean poker and blackjack.
A betting parlour will offer sports fans the opportunity to make wagers on American football, soccer, baseball and basketball games, as well as on major international sporting events.
Playboy Cancun selected 25 young women out of 1,500 who applied to be bunnies at the casino.
Archon Design provided design services for the casino, combining "tasteful details emblematic of Playboy and new aspects. A replica of the chimney from the Playboy Mansion sits at the entrance with a painting of founder Hugh Hefner over it", the company said.
The company will continue its long tradition of charitable giving at the Playboy Cancun casino, raising funds for local non-governmental organisations.
The Red Cross will be the first NGO to be provided with funds, Playboy said.
The first phase of the project is expected to create 255 direct jobs and 650 indirect jobs in construction.