Paris Rejects ‘Vegas-style’ Casino For ‘London-style’ Gambling Clubs

Paris Rejects ‘Vegas-style’ Casino For ‘London-style’ Gambling Clubs

Paris will have to be reclassified as a tourist resort if casinos are to replace the cercles that are notoriously corrupt jeux.

The French government has had it with the standard cercles de jeux but Vegas is perhaps not the Parisian mayor’s ‘cup of tea,’ apparently.

That means Paris is likely to reject the theory of a large casino that is vegas-style benefit of tiny and select London-style gambling clubs, like Crockfords or the Ritz Club.

The federal government is looking to flake out a 1907 law that banned casinos from running within 100 kilometers (62 kilometers) of Paris, and is said to be interested in the concept of a large-scale casino and the funds it might bring.

A report presented last week by Ile de France prefect Jean-Pierre Duport concluded that the Vegas-style location could garner around €46million ($52 million) in taxes per 12 months.

The deciding vote, however, lies with Socialist town mayor Anne Hildag, whom reported this week that such establishments are not her proverbial steaming hot drink, an idiom, by the way, that apparently translates word for word and has the exact same figurative meaning.

Which all means it’s likely Paris will turn to the traditional London model, of heavily controlled and very membership that is exclusive, in order to replace the distressed cercles de jeux. The new groups, which would offer table games but no slot machines, could be up and running as early a Continue reading “Paris Rejects ‘Vegas-style’ Casino For ‘London-style’ Gambling Clubs”

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