Guyana: SleepIn opens casino

The SleepIn Hotel opened the doors of its Carnival Casino yesterday—one day after being licensed to operate by the Gaming Authority.

The official startup of the Church Street casino marked the culmination of a years-long campaign by the hotel for licensing, which was rejected twice by the Gaming Authority under the former APNU+AFC administration, prompting a lawsuit to force the body to process its applications.  Residents in the area had also campaigned against a licence for the casino.

“I am happy to confirm that after years and years of wait… we got the licence,” SleepIn proprietor Clifton Bacchus told Stabroek News yesterday when contacted


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